Bogdanov discussed with the Ambassador of Qatar the situation in Libya and Syria

Russian Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Qatari Ambassador to Moscow Fahad al Attiyah discussed the strengthening of relations between the two countries and the situation in Libya and Syria, said the Russian foreign Ministry.

"During the meeting discussed topical issues of strengthening of mutually beneficial Russian-Qatari relations on the basis of the relevant decisions and agreements reached earlier at the highest level," - said in comments on the foreign Ministry website.

It is noted that during the meeting the sides also discussed current regional agenda with emphasis on the situation in Syria and Libya.

Armed conflict in Syria lasts since 2011. At the end of 2017, it was announced victory over the terrorist group ISIS* ("Islamic state"*) in Syria and Iraq. In some areas of countries continue to sweep from the militants. At the moment the most important is a political settlement, restoration of Syria, and the return of refugees.

After the overthrow and murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has virtually ceased to function as a unified state. Now the country is in a diarchy. To the East sits a Parliament elected by people, and in the West, in the capital Tripoli, the rules generated with the support of the UN and the European Union, the Government of national consent headed by Fitom Barragem. The authorities of the Eastern part of the country operate independently from Tripoli to cooperate with the Libyan national army, led by Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, which is April 2019 not stop trying to seize Tripoli.

* Terrorist group, which is forbidden in Russia.