Military Capabilities

Qatar maintains interest in S-400

07 March 2019

Qatar is still in discussions with Russia regarding the possible acquisition of the S-400 long-range air defence system but no agreement has been reached, Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said during a press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on 4 March.

Lavrov said, “18 months ago we signed an inter-governmental agreement on military-technical co-operation and we have renewed our commitment to abide by this document today. We will consider our Qatari partners’ requests for Russian military equipment as they come in.”

Qatar’s interest in the S-400 was revealed in January 2018 when its ambassador in Moscow told the TASS news agency that talks were at an “advanced stage”.

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