DOHA, August 3. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is having a meeting with his counterparts from the United States and Saudi Arabia, John Kerry and Adil Al-Jubayr, in Qatar’s capital city Doha.
The three top diplomats are expected to discuss the situation in the Middle East and North Africa with a focus on the crises in Syria, Yemen and Libya, including in the context of anti-terrorist efforts and rebuffing threats coming from extremist groups Islamic State and Al Qaeda.
The ministers are likely to discuss the role of Iran in regional affairs following signing of the Vienna agreements on the Iranian nuclear program.
Earlier on Monday, Lavrov was received by Emir of the State of Qatar - Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, met with the foreign minister of Oman, former President of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces Ahmad Mouaz al-Khatib and Hamas’ political leader Khaled Meshaal.
"Key attention was centered round the situation in Syria with a special focus on the necessity of political settlement of the Syrian crisis on the basis of the Geneva communique of June 30, 2012, and on a swift consolidation of efforts of the world community in the interests of efficient struggle against the terrorist threat coming from the Islamic State and other extremist groups," the Russian foreign ministry said.