Doha/ information office / 17 March 2016 / HE Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheik Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al -Thani received this evening a phone call from Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. During the call, they discussed the developments of situation in Syria. HE the Minister expressed Qatar's welcoming Russia's decision to withdraw its troops from Syria, regarding it as a positive step towards a political solution to end the crisis .. It was also stressed the need to intensify efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to the Syrian people, and the importance of preserving Syria united . Discussions also dealt with the latest developments of the global oil market, where the two ministers stressed the desire of both countries to enhance cooperation in the field of energy.