MOSCOW, January 18 – RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Emir of Qatar Tamim Al-Thani agreed to intensify efforts to find a political solution to the Syrian conflict, said the Foreign Minister of Qatar Khaled al-Attiyah.
“The two leaders agreed that need to seek a political solution in Syria. Therefore, the leaders agreed to intensify efforts in order to put an end to the fighting, killing and starvation among the civilian population “, – he told reporters after the talks Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Emir of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani.
“It was also agreed to ensure that the Syrian people have been able to carry out their will, and this requires the support of Arab countries as well as international players,” – said the Qatari minister.According to him, the two leaders agreed that the delay in the settlement of the Syrian crisis will only lead to further deterioration of the situation, as well as the aggravation of inter-religious conflict. “We, for our part, have confirmed the unacceptability split along religious lines,” – said the Qatari minister.
“We affirm that Qatar does not support any form of violence and terrorism,” – he added. According to him, in Qatar believe that an end to terrorism is possible only by the return of citizens to their rights. According to him, the leaders of the two countries are united in the opinion that Russia and Qatar can play a positive role in establishing stability and security in the region.
The Qatari minister also said that the two sides reaffirmed the need to make the Middle East a zone free from weapons of mass destruction. He also noted that the sides discussed the Palestinian problem. “We believe that it is necessary to apply pressure to remove the illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip to stop settlement activity in the West Bank and stop the Judaization of Jerusalem,” – he stressed. The Qatari minister said that the main focus of the talks was paid to the Syrian issues against the backdrop of the deteriorating humanitarian situation for the Syrians in many regions. “We believe that the Syrian people suffered a group punishment”, – said the head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar.
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