Qatar and Russia intend to work together to stabilize the energy market, including expanding the dialogue between producers and consumers of hydrocarbons. The head of the Foreign Ministry of the Middle East states Khaled bin Mohamed al-Attiyah told reporters after a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Emir of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.
Also, Mr. Al-Attiyah He said that in the negotiations, “noted the need to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries with regard to trade in liquefied natural gas (LNG).” According to him, it is necessary to increase the share of LNG in the trade, including the fight against global warming. “The heads of Russia and Qatar have confirmed their desire to pursue the objectives for which it was created Forum of Gas Exporting Countries”, – quotes Tass Foreign Minister of Qatar.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed that the two leaders are set to develop cooperation in various spheres, including in the energy sector. In order to solve common problems in this area gentlemen Putin and Al-Thani “agreed to use both bilateral channels of cooperation, and our cooperation through the channels of OPEC and non-member states of OPEC, as well as the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries,” Mr. Lavrov.
Recall that the visit of the Emir of Qatar to Moscow will last until 19 January. Earlier, during a meeting of leaders Vladimir Putin said about the importance of the State of Qatar to resolve the complex situation in the Middle East.
wrote “b”, Nigeria, presiding over this year’s OPEC against the background of a record fall in oil prices offered to hold an extraordinary meeting of the cartel, the country’s oil minister said Emmanyuel Ibe Kachikvu. According to him, the early session could take place in March, but this would require the support of key cartel members – Saudi Arabia, which is in no hurry to change the strategy of retaining market share.
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