Mohammed bin Abdel Rahman al Thani
To date, Qatar does not need Russia’s help. The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Emirate Mohammed bin Abdel Rahman al-Thani said on Sunday, June 11, the TV channel “Russia 24”, reports Вести.Ru.
“Russia has offered us help in case we needed them, but at the moment such a need does not arise”, — he said.
Al-Thani also said that residents of Qatar have not yet felt the effects of the embargo. “Everyone is living as they lived. Life goes on,” — said the Minister.
Yesterday, June 10, al-Thani, held talks in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. The head of the Russian foreign Ministry assured that Moscow is ready to do everything possible for the resolution of the crisis over Qatar.
“We maintain contacts with most of the participants of the processes, carried out telephone conversations of the President of the Russian Federation with its counterparts in the region, our today’s conversation will be a continuation of these efforts. All that Russia can do with the consent and interest of the parties involved, we will try to do,” said Lavrov.
The foreign Minister of Qatar expressed gratitude to Russia for support. “I very much appreciate the cooperation between our two countries,” he said.
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 the Arab States, as well as in support of terrorist organizations, including Islamic state and “al-Qaeda” (both group banned in Russia). Later also joined the boycott Yemen, Libya, Maldives, Mauritius, Mauritania, Union of Comoros.