Moscow Pins Hope on Doha Meeting

Moscow Pins Hope on Doha MeetingMoscow Pins Hope on Doha Meeting

Moscow hopes that the upcoming Qatar meeting on April 17 will lead to concrete agreements on stabilizing oil markets, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday. “We hope that this meeting will lead to reaching concrete agreements on how to cooperate in the interests of all states and in the interests of stabilizing the oil markets,” Lavrov said during a press conference following a meeting between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku, Sputnik reported. Major oil producers are expected to meet in Doha, Qatar, on April 17 to discuss oil production freezes. Zarif said Tehran is determined to regain its share of the oil market after sanctions imposed on the country were lifted under a deal reached with six major powers, the semi-official Tasnim News Agency reported. "Iran wants to regain its place on the oil market ... in cooperation with other oil producing countries," Zarif said in Baku.