Putin discussed by telephone with Saudi king Qatar’s crisis

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Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed by phone with the king of Saudi Arabia the situation of Qatar, the press service of the Kremlin.

«Had a telephone conversation with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with the king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud… the Heads of state also exchanged views on the current situation in the Middle East and North Africa, affecting aggravated the situation of Qatar, which, unfortunately, is not conducive to the consolidation of joint efforts towards a settlement in Syria and the fight against the terrorist threat», — stated in the message.

It is noted that the sides discussed topical issues of Russian-Saudi relations in various fields, it was expressed mutual intention to intensify bilateral cooperation and the parties agreed to continue contacts at various levels.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on 5 June severed diplomatic relations with Doha and stopped with Qatar every message, accusing him of supporting terrorism and interference in their internal Affairs. Later on the rupture of diplomatic relations also said the Maldives, Mauritius, Mauritania. Jordan and Djibouti have reduced the level of its diplomatic missions in Qatar. Senegal, Niger and Chad announced the withdrawal of ambassadors.