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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani noted the importance of the deal in which Qatar and Glencore (GLEN.L) bought a 19.5 percent stake in Russian oil firm Rosneft (ROSN.MM), the Kremlin said.
Russia and Qatar also agreed to further bilateral cooperation, the Kremlin said.
On Saturday, Russia signed a deal with the Qatar Investment Authority and commodities trader Glencore for a 19.5 percent stake in Rosneft as part of a privatization program.
The Russian budget is set to receive around 710 billion rubles ($11.66 billion), from the deal.
Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Alexander Winning