11 September 202117:00

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’ opening remarks during talks with Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Moscow, September 11, 2021

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Mr Minister,

Dear Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani,

Colleagues, friends,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Moscow. This will be our third meeting this year. This underlines our commitment to promoting close cooperation in all areas.

We closely watch and highly evaluate the efforts of our Qatari friends in assisting normalisation in Afghanistan. Like you, we are trying to help the Afghan parties to overcome their contradictions. Today’s meeting, as we have agreed, will be an opportunity for us to exchange opinions on this matter and to consider them in detail in a trust-based setting.

Our agenda also includes other matters concerning regional conflicts, above all in the Middle East and North Africa.

I also hope we will continue our talks on developing our bilateral relations further.







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