"During the exchange of opinions on the situation around Qatar, [the leaders] noted that this is negatively affecting the difficult situation in the Middle East. [The leaders] pointed out the need for the mutually respectful dialogue between all the states involved in the conflict," the statement said.
On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt broke off diplomatic relations and communication with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and interfering in their internal affairs. Later, the Maldives, Mauritius, and Mauritania also announced the severance of diplomatic relations. Jordan and Djibouti reduced the level of their diplomatic missions in Qatar.
Qatar has called the conditions impossible and urged for their revision.
In the phone conversation with Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Russian President Vladimir Putin has also discussed the implementation of the agreements, which were reached between Moscow and Manama in September of 2016, Kremlin’s press service said in a statement Saturday.
"The progress in the implementation of the agreements, reached during the Russian-Bahraini talks on the highest level, which took place in September of last year in Moscow, was discussed. The recent positive dynamics in the development of ties in trade and economy was acknowledged. The important role of the recently created intergovernmental commission, which convened in February 2017, was emphasized," the Kremlin said.