MOSCOW, December 25. /TASS/. Russia and Qatar plan to maintain regular political dialogue at all levels, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday after talks with his Qatari counterpart Khaled bin Mohammad Al Attiyah.
Lavrov described the talks as constructive. "We confirmed mutual interest in supporting regular political dialogue at all levels," he noted. "We share the opinion that we have good possibilities for expanding trade and economic ties, boosting bilateral trade," Lavrov continued. "It is important that an inter-governmental commission was set up for that. The first session of the commission took place in March in Doha," he added.
"We agreed to more actively facilitate work of Chambers of Commerce, entrepreneurial circles, direct ties between business representatives of the two countries," the foreign minister said.
"We have good opportunities in the sphere of mutual capital investment," Lavrov noted adding that "among promising spheres of cooperation are energy and gas sphere." "We will continue cooperation in the framework of bilateral contacts and OPEC [Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries]," the foreign minister said.