French President Nicolas Sarkozy went to Bahrain on Wednesday 11.02.09 to meet and have lunch with King Hamad Ben Issa Al-Khalifa. In Bahrain, two cooperation agreements have been signed :
- one in the military field,
- the other in civil nuclear energy.
For President Sarkozy, these agreements must be the prelude to enhanced cooperation between France and these three wealthy Gulf monarchies.These agreements were signed by the French ministers who accompanied him on his tour: Bernard Kouchner (Foreign Affairs), Hervé Morin (Defense) and Anne-Marie Idrac (Secretary of State for Foreign Trade).