The Minister of foreign Affairs of Qatar, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani expressed his gratitude to Russia for help after the rupture of diplomatic relations with several Arab countries. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
With such statement the head of the Qatari Ministry of foreign Affairs addressed the meeting with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.
“I would like to thank the Russian companies that have offered their support in terms of coping with Qatar those illegal measures that were imposed on us. I really appreciate such cooperation between our two countries,” he said.
In addition, al-Thani said he believes dialogue is the only right strategy to overcome the differences.
Lavrov, in turn, said that Russia does not intend to interfere in the Affairs of other States, but is extremely concerned at the deterioration of relations between their partners.
5 June Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE announced the rupture of diplomatic relations with Qatar. Representatives of the countries accused Doha of destabilizing the political situation in these Arab States as well as in support of terrorist organizations, including prohibited in Russia groups “Islamic state” and al-Qaida.
Later also joined the boycott Yemen, Libya, Maldives, Mauritius, Mauritania, Union of Comoros and Niger. The government of Jordan decided to downgrade diplomatic relations with Doha, and Senegal had declared its readiness to support the boycott.