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MOSCOW, January 18. /TASS/. Qatar is striving to develop, political, gas, investment and humanitarian cooperation with Russia, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani said on Monday at a meeting with speaker of Russia’s State Duma Sergey Naryshkin.
"Relations between Qatar and Russia are historically very strong," he said. "We expect them to continue to be such."
Qatar’s emir drew attention to the fact that the Russian-Qatari political ties were developing as well as cooperation in the gas sector and investment sphere. "Good dialogue has been established through the Gas Exporting Countries Forum and also between the Russian Direct Investment Fund and the Qatar Investment Authority," he said. "We see good progress in this area."
He also noted that Russia and Qatar had signed a cultural agreement on Monday. "We attach great importance to this area and also seek to develop ties in science and education," the emir said.