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MOSCOW, October 30 (Itar-Tass) - Russia and Qatar confirmed the intention to intensify bilateral political dialogue, Russian Presidential Special Representative for the Middle East, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Qatari Deputy Foreign Minister Ali al-Hajri said at the consultations between the Foreign Ministries of the countries in the Russian capital on Wednesday.
“Bogdanov and al-Hajri discussed in detail the whole scope of issues in Russian-Qatari relations,” the Russian Foreign Ministry reported. “Meanwhile, both sides confirmed the intention to intensify bilateral political dialogue at different levels, full-fledged use of developments to build up cooperation in trade and economic, banking, investment and energy spheres,” the ministry stated.
In 2011 after officers of the customs service in Doha had beaten Russian Ambassador Vladimir Titorenko Russia has reduced the level of diplomatic relations with that country.