Putin makes phone calls with Emir of Qatar and King of Bahrain

BAGHDAD - Russian President Vladimir Putin held telephone talks with the Emir of Qatar and King of Bahrain during which he stressed the importance of diplomacy to end the crisis between Qatar and several Arab countries.

The Kremlin did not specify when Putin made the two calls, which were announced in separate statements on his Web site on Saturday.

The two statements were made at the initiative of Qatar and Bahrain.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency