Arab states enforcing a blockade of Qatar have shown no signs of being open to negotations, Qatar's foreign minister said on Wednesday.
"Qatar maintains its position that this crisis can only be achieved through a constructive dialogue... but the blockading countries are not responding to any efforts being conducted by Kuwait or other friendly countries," Thani told reporters in Doha.
In a recent interview with The Atlantic, the UAE's US ambassador, Yousef al-Otaiba, said his country would not engage in dialogue with Qatar without pre-conditions for talks.
With no sign of its neighbours budging on their stance, Qatar has looked to strengthen ties with other nations amid the ongoing Gulf crisis.
In meeting with Lavrov, Sheikh Mohammed said on Wednesday that Qatar plans to boost trade with Russia, saying that Doha could no longer rely on its neighbours to guarantee food security.
The meeting, which was part of a mediation tour in which Lavrov also visited the UAE, came days after Iran formally restored full diplomatic ties with Iran, Saudi Arabia's arch rival in the Middle East.
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