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Emir’s Russia Trip Consolidates Ties Between The Two Countries

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Emir’s recent visit to Moscow has strengthened the ties between Qatar and Russia and also saw the signing of various important agreements. The signing was witnessed by the Emir and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

The two leaders also discussed about ways to strengthen the bilateral relation in several fields, including defence, energy, economy, investment, trade exchange and scientific research.

They also decided to cooperate in the organization of the World Cup and the exchange of expertise, especially as Russia will host it in 2018 and Qatar in 2022. HH the Emir and the Russian President discussed various regional and international issues of common interest.

Stressing that communication between the two countries is continuing permanently, President Putin said, “Relations between Qatar and Russia have completed their 30th year by 2018. The volume of trade and investment exchange is increasing, especially last year, but it remains without the aspiration of the two countries, which look forward to its development.”

Meanwhile, Emir reiterated that the ties have developed significantly over the past two years. He added that the countries’ ambitions for cooperation are greater now. H H the Emir stressed the need to develop these relations in other areas, especially in the volume of trade exchange.

Emir also expressed his condolences to the President and the Russian people on the victims of the shopping Mall fire in Kemerovo city, wishing the wounded a speedy recovery.

The meeting was attended by a number of Their Excellencies members of the official delegation accompanying H H the Emir. H H Emir attended a dinner banquet hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin in honour of His Highness and the accompanying delegation, at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow.

The two leaders also spoke about the results of the work of the Qatari-Russian joint committee for trade, economic and technical cooperation and the prospects of enhancing them, as well as ways to develop military cooperation between the two countries. They even discussed about the activities of the Cultural Year Qatar and Russia 2018.

The Qatar-Russia Culture Year 2018, will witnesses building new bridges of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, and we look forward to hosting Qatar-Russia Exhibition 2018, in Doha.

The Emir departed from Moscow after a two-day official visit to the Russian federation. H H the Emir and the accompanying delegation were seen off upon departure at Vnukovo International Airport by Russian Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East, a number of Senior Russian officials, Qatar’s Ambassador to Russia, H E Fahad bin Mohammed Al Attiyah and members of the Qatari Embassy in Moscow.