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French defence minister spends New Year’s Eve in the Gulf

French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visited the military base of the Foreign Legion, in the United Arab Emirates, on January 2, 2016. Before that he spent the New Year’s Eve in Manama, Bahrain, visiting France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.

French defence minister spends New Year’s Eve in the Gulf
French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (C) is pictures during a visit to France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2015 in Manama. (AFP/Getty Images)
French defence minister spends New Year’s Eve in the Gulf
French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrives to visit France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2015 in Manama. (AFP/Getty Images)
French defence minister spends New Year’s Eve in the Gulf
French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian delivers a speech to the crew during a visit to France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2015 in Manama. (AFP/Getty Images)
French defence minister spends New Year’s Eve in the Gulf
French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian celebrates the New Year's Eve with French soldiers in the France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier on December 31, 2015 in Manama. (AFP/Getty Images)
French defence minister spends New Year’s Eve in the Gulf
French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) stands next to soldiers of the 13th Demi-Brigade of the Foreign Legion (DBLE), during a visit to the military base of the Foreign Legion, in the United Arab Emirates, on January 2, 2016. (AFP/Getty Images)
French defence minister spends New Year’s Eve in the Gulf
French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (C) stands next to soldiers of the 13th Demi-Brigade of the Foreign Legion (DBLE), during a visit to the military base of the Foreign Legion, in the United Arab Emirates, on January 2, 2016. (AFP/Getty Images)
French defence minister spends New Year’s Eve in the Gulf
French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (R) speaks with soldiers of the 13th Demi-Brigade of the Foreign Legion (DBLE), during a visit to the military base of the Foreign Legion, in the United Arab Emirates, on January 2, 2016. (AFP/Getty Images)