Qatar sees Russian exit from Syria as positive step

DOHA - Qatar welcomed Russia's decision to withdraw forces from Syria, saying on Thursday the move was a positive step towards a political solution.
Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, whose government backs rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad, passed on those views to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov during a phone call, his ministry said.
The two ministers stressed the unity of Syria and the importance of delivering humanitarian supplies to the Syrian people, the statement added.
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