Ambassador of Qatar to the Russian Federation HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Nasser Al Thani said the visit of His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to Moscow in March 2018, and the talks HH the Amir held with Russian President Vladimir Putin was the most important factor in developing ties between Qatar and Russia.
He said the fact that the two countries are World Cup hosts helped enhance cooperation in more fields.
In an interview with Russian daily Kommersant, the envoy said Qatar relies in its foreign relations on the principle of respecting sovereignty and non-interference in internal affairs.
He said the absence of Iran in the Qatari-Turkish-Russian consultative framework cannot be interpreted as a position on Iran. A number of issues were silence is no longer possible and there is an urgent need to act, led by the struggle of the Syrian people, he added.
The envoy said the nature of the role of each of the countries, the framework came in its current form of three countries.