Moscow, June 22
HE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani met on Thursday with HE Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov, during His Excellency's visit to the Russian capital, Moscow.
Bilateral relations and a number of regional and international issues were discussed during the meeting, especially developments in the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, the Iranian nuclear file, and the developments in Palestine, Yemen and Syria.
During the meeting, HE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs reiterated the State of Qatar's position in support of all international efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Russian-Ukrainian crisis through dialogue and diplomatic means, and avoid further escalation.
His Excellency also stressed the importance of respecting Ukraine's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, emphasizing in this context the necessity of adhering to the UN Charter and the well-established principles of international law, including the obligations, under the Charter, to settle international disputes by peaceful means, refrain from use or threat to use of force, and abide by the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of states.
HE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs attended the luncheon hosted by the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs in honor of His Excellency and the accompanying delegation.