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Russia: Russian and Qatari FMs meet to discuss 'extra steps' for peace in Syria01:58

Russia: Russian and Qatari FMs meet to discuss 'extra steps' for peace in Syria

Russian Federation, Sochi
May 5, 2016 at 12:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Russian and Qatari foreign ministers met in Sochi, Thursday, to discuss “extra steps” that may need to be taken to resolve the Syria conflict. Sergei Lavrov said that he and Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani would discuss “the necessity of observing the implementation of the agreements on the Syrian settlement." Their discussion comes in the wake of the latest round of Geneva talks on a peace settlement for Syria.

The ministers will also table “other aspects of the situation in the Middle East given the active role of Qatar, including efforts to promote Palestinian unity," Lavrov said. He added that the Russian President and the Emir of Qatar had already “agreed to continue coordination on regional and international affairs and of course to develop bilateral cooperation."

Additionally Russia’s top diplomat said the “meeting will give us a good opportunity to have a look at our bilateral relations; we are satisfied with them in general."

In January, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met in Moscow to discuss investment cooperation and the fight against global terrorism, as well as the situation in the Middle East in general. The leaders shared the position that amid all the current flare-ups it was important not to forget the Palestinian issue.

Russia: Russian and Qatari FMs meet to discuss 'extra steps' for peace in Syria01:58
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The Russian and Qatari foreign ministers met in Sochi, Thursday, to discuss “extra steps” that may need to be taken to resolve the Syria conflict. Sergei Lavrov said that he and Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani would discuss “the necessity of observing the implementation of the agreements on the Syrian settlement." Their discussion comes in the wake of the latest round of Geneva talks on a peace settlement for Syria.

The ministers will also table “other aspects of the situation in the Middle East given the active role of Qatar, including efforts to promote Palestinian unity," Lavrov said. He added that the Russian President and the Emir of Qatar had already “agreed to continue coordination on regional and international affairs and of course to develop bilateral cooperation."

Additionally Russia’s top diplomat said the “meeting will give us a good opportunity to have a look at our bilateral relations; we are satisfied with them in general."

In January, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met in Moscow to discuss investment cooperation and the fight against global terrorism, as well as the situation in the Middle East in general. The leaders shared the position that amid all the current flare-ups it was important not to forget the Palestinian issue.

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