Russia has stressed the importance of diplomacy to end dispute between Qatar and other Arab states.

Russian President Vladimir Putin conveyed this during a telephone call with the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.  

According to Kremlin, both leaders also discussed cooperation between their countries in energy and investment.

Earlier, Putin spoke with Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa by telephone about the Qatar dispute.a

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