Doha is interested in buying S-400 air defense systems from Moscow, Qatar’s Ambassador to Russia Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah said in an interview with TASS.
“The answer is yes, we are already in advanced negotiations,” TASS quoted the diplomat. The Qatari official added the negotiations are now about “air defense systems and capabilities for our land forces as well.”
Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah recalled an agreement on military-technical cooperation signed between Qatar and Russia during the visit of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to Doha in October 2017.
“This paves the way for cooperation between Russia and Qatar in defense, in sales of military hardware, training of officers and soldiers, maintenance, and of course intelligence cooperation,” he noted.