Qatar purchases 12 French fighter jets

US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump

Macron is traveling with Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on a one-day trip to Qatar. Earlier this week, a Gulf Cooperation Council meeting in Kuwait failed to bring the standoff any closer to a resolution.

"Qatar's sovereignty is above all considerations".

These four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar previously urged the tiny Gulf nation to commit to six principles on combating extremism and terrorism and to negotiate a plan with specific measures to implement them.

Qatar has also said it will buy 12 French-built Rafale fighter jets, according to a report on Sky News.

It was also announced that the two sides were negotiating over the purchase of 300 VBCI armored vehicles from French firm Nexter and a contract worth some 3 billion euros (3.54 billion USA dollars) over the management of the Doha metro for 20 years. Qatar announced it would additionally buy 50 Airbus twin-engine A321s with option of buying 30 more.