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Bogdanov discussed with the authorities of Qatar the situation in the middle East and Africa

Russian Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov discussed with the authorities of Qatar the situation in Syria, Libya, Yemen and the Palestinian-Israeli settlement, reports the foreign Ministry.

On the eve of the Doha Bogdanov held meetings with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Qatar Mohammed al-Thani, and also talked with the Finance Minister of Qatar Ali al-Imadi. On Wednesday, Bogdanov was received by state Minister of defence Khaled al-Atiya and held consultations with Minister of state for foreign Affairs of Qatar Sultan al-Muraikhi.

"In the course of meetings and discussions were discussed current issues of further development of multifaceted Russian-Qatari relations. This was confirmed mutual intention of Moscow and Doha to maintain regular political dialogue, deepen business cooperation, cultural and humanitarian contacts, as well as the intensification of cooperation in the fight against the spread of novel coronavirus infection," - said in the statement.

In addition, the meeting discussed the situation in the middle East "with a focus on the challenge of achieving the political resolutions of conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen, as well as overcoming the current impasse in Palestinian-Israeli settlement on the universally recognized international legal basis."

"Touched on the prospects of stabilizing the situation in the Persian Gulf area through the promotion of this strategically important area of the world a constructive, unifying agenda, the formation with the participation of all interested States in collective mechanisms of response to existing challenges and threats," - said the Minister.