Lavrov calls for dialogue to solve Gulf Crisis

Published 16.06.2017 23:35

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on Qatar and regional countries to overcome their disagreements through dialogue.

The Russian Foreign Ministry reported that the boycott of Qatar by its Arab neighbors was discussed in a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the United Arab Emirates' State Minister Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber on Friday.

"In light of the sharp aggravation of relations between Qatar and some other countries in the region, Lavrov emphasized that Russia is committed to overcoming the existing disagreements through dialogue, due consideration for well-known concerns and legitimate national interests, including within the framework of consolidating efforts in the fight against terrorism," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Jaber arrived in Moscow on Friday for a brief visit and also met Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.

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