They discussed the situation in the Middle East.
The head of the state highly values the potential for bilateral cooperation, including in the energy and investment sectors. Vladimir Putin also expressed his gratitude for Qatar’s support for Russia receiving observer status in the Organisation of the Islamic Conference.
In turn, the Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr al-Thani, thanked Vladimir Putin for the warm welcome and transmitted greetings from the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.
Secretary of the Security Council Igor Ivanov and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov took part in the meeting from the Russian side.