Putin, Qatari Emir talk Syria, economic cooperation

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani meet to discuss Syria in Moscow on January 18, 2016President Vladimir Putin and the Emir of Qatar on Monday discussed the Syrian crisis, as global powers seek to push the warring sides towards the negotiating table. “Russia plays a main role when it comes to stability in the world,” Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said at the start of the meeting at the Kremlin. “We very much want to develop relations with Russia and find a solution to a number of problems related to stability in some countries of our region,” he added in translated remarks released by the Kremlin.

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