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MOSCOW, January 18. /TASS/. Qatar and Russia are unanimous in their desire to achieve stability in the energy markets, for which a dialogue between producers and consumers of hydrocarbons is needed, Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah said following meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad al Thani.
He pointed to an agreement to develop cooperation between the two countries in various fields, including in the energy sector. "Both countries have a real desire to strengthen cooperation and achieve stability in the energy markets. This should be done, including through dialogue between producers and consumers of energy products," Qatar’s top diplomat said, adding that this happened amid falling oil and gas prices.
The Qatari foreign minister also said that the parties "had pointed to the need to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries with regard to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) trade." According to him, it is necessary to increase the LNG share in trade, including for combating global warming.
"The leaders of Russia and Qatar have confirmed their desire to pursue the objectives for whose sake the Gas Exporting Countries Forum has been established," Qatar’s top diplomat said.
For his part, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov noted that that the two countries’ leaders had reaffirmed their commitment to develop cooperation in various areas, including in the energy sector. To solve common problems in this field Putin and al Thani "agreed to use both bilateral channels of cooperation and our cooperation within the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and with countries that are not OPEC members as well as within the Gas Exporting Countries Forum," Lavrov said.