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Russia: Putin receives Qatari delegation for Syria talks in Sochi01:28

Russia: Putin receives Qatari delegation for Syria talks in Sochi

Russian Federation, Sochi
May 6, 2016 at 14:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani discussed the possible settlements for the Syrian crisis in Sochi on Friday.

Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, who arrived in Russia on Thursday, delivered a proposal made by the Emir of Qatar.

Speaking with the Qatari diplomat, Putin said "Qatar plays a very important role in the processes, which are taking place in the region," adding "we are very happy that we have good bilateral relations with Qatar."

According to protocol, the Russian president does not meet foreign ministers but an exception was made when it was proposed by the Emir, who sent his best wishes to Putin. Al-Thani said "his Highness sends you his best wishes and sent me to deliver a verbal message concerning the development of the situation in our region, especially in Syria."

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani discussed the possible settlements for the Syrian crisis in Sochi on Friday.

Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, who arrived in Russia on Thursday, delivered a proposal made by the Emir of Qatar.

Speaking with the Qatari diplomat, Putin said "Qatar plays a very important role in the processes, which are taking place in the region," adding "we are very happy that we have good bilateral relations with Qatar."

According to protocol, the Russian president does not meet foreign ministers but an exception was made when it was proposed by the Emir, who sent his best wishes to Putin. Al-Thani said "his Highness sends you his best wishes and sent me to deliver a verbal message concerning the development of the situation in our region, especially in Syria."

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