Foreign Minister Meets Russian Counterpart

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Doha / Information Office / August 30

HE Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met Wednesday with HE Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, currently visiting the country.

During the meeting, the ministers discussed bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and ways of strengthening and developing them, mainly in the field of investment and trade.

HE the Foreign Minister briefed his Russian counterpart on the developments of the current Gulf crisis and all illegal measures taken against the State of Qatar.

HE the Foreign Minister reiterated Qatar's readiness for dialogue with the siege countries, noting that the State of Qatar has presented an official request to the State of Kuwait stating its readiness for dialogue but it has not yet been answered by the siege countries.

HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani underlined that the State of Qatar welcomes the Russian position, and all efforts from friendly countries that support the Kuwaiti mediation process and a diplomatic solution to this crisis unconditionally.

Talks during the meeting also dealt with the situation in Libya, Iraq, Syria and Palestine. HE the Foreign Minister affirmed Qatar's support for all efforts aiming at restoring stability to the region.

For his part, HE Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed Russia's commitment to cooperate with the State of Qatar in all fields.

Regarding the Gulf crisis, he stressed Russia's keenness on a unified and strong Gulf Cooperation Council, noting that there is no need for new problems in the region.

HE the Russian Minister also stressed Moscow's support for the Kuwaiti mediation.