The two leaders discussed the progress made in implementing the agreements reached at the top-level Russian-Bahraini talks held in Moscow last September. They highlighted a recent positive trend in the development of trade and economic ties. An emphasis was made on the important role of the newly established bilateral inter-governmental commission, which held its first session in February 2017.
While sharing opinions on the situation around Qatar, the parties noted the negative effect it has on the already complicated state of affairs in the Middle East. They stressed that it is vitally important to launch a direct dialogue based on mutual respect between all states involved in the conflict.