During the meeting with the Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, Russian President Vladimir Putin highlighted the developing Qatari-Russian relations and described Qatar as an important and pivotal partner in the Middle East.
Putin highlighted the important, fruitful and active cooperation in the investment field, saying he was looking forward to further support for this sector. The president also noted other fields of cooperation between the two countries in the humanitarian, cultural, military and technical fields.
HH the Amir underlined that the Qatari-Russian relations are strong and strategic and are witnessing great development, especially in the fields of energy and investment. HH the Amir stressed Qatar’s readiness to increase the investments in Russia, and noted the cooperation in the cultural field, looking forward to enhance it further.
On Qatar’s preparations for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, HH the Amir said preparations are good, noting the cooperation between the two countries during the organisation of the Russia 2018 World Cup and the importance of enhancing exchange of experience for Qatar 2022 World Cup.
HH the Amir congratulated President Putin for the success of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019, which saw Qatar’s participation, and reviewed the business environment in Qatar and the overall competitive advantages offered by the Qatari market to international companies and investors.
HH the Amir and the Russian president also reviewed the strategic relations between the two countries and its development in various fields, and the means to promote them to wider horizons, especially in the political, military, economic and education areas, in addition to developing the Qatari-Russian business council and and encouraging businessmen in both countries to establish joint projects.
The two sides also exchanged views on current regional and international issues, mainly the developments in Palestine, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Sudan. Concerning the situation in the Gulf, both sides stressed the need to resolve all differences through dialogue and diplomatic means, and to give priority to the supreme interest of peoples in order to preserve security and stability.