Kremlin Refutes Claim Qatari Emir Did Not Attend SPIEF As No Talks With Putin Were Planned
Umer Jamshaid 15 days ago Mon 07th June 2021 | 02:50 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 07th June, 2021) Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov refuted on Monday claims that Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani refused to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) because no in-person meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was planned.
"Of course not.
You know that some restrictions remain in place in different countries across the world, including our country. Because of these restrictions, the Qatari leader was unable to pay a full-fledged working visit to the Russian Federation. The visit will certainly be held as soon as it is possible," Peskov told reporters.