Bogdanov and the Ambassador of Qatar discussed the increasing cooperation between Moscow and Doha


RIA Novosti

The Russian President’s special envoy on the Middle East and Africa, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, on Friday met with the Ambassador of Qatar in Moscow Fahad al Attiyah, said the Russian foreign Ministry.

“In the ensuing conversation touched on several practical issues in the further buildup of Russian-Qatari cooperation, and current middle East issues” , — said the foreign Ministry.

The meeting was held at the initiative of the Qatari side.

Earlier in an interview with RIA Novosti news Agency al-Attiya said that the crisis in the Persian Gulf will affect the economic cooperation between Qatar and Russia: Moscow will become one of the main partners of Doha, which is under blockade moving towards a more flexible and diversified economy.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt in early June, broke off diplomatic relations with Doha and stopped with Qatar every message, accusing him of supporting terrorism and interference in their internal Affairs. The decision was later joined by several other States. Kuwait to mediate in resolving the conflict.

Later, the Arab countries have presented Qatar an ultimatum of 13 requirements, including the downgrading of diplomatic and military relations with Iran, the closure of Turkish military bases in the country, stopping funding for terrorist organizations, non-interference in the internal Affairs of Arab countries support the opposition figures, as well as the closure of all satellite television network “al Jazeera”. Qatar has rejected accusations from its Arab neighbors and stated that their demands are unrealistic and cannot be fulfilled, and violate its sovereignty.