British Foreign Secretary William Hague discussed Syria's bloody conflict on Wednesday with Qatar's crown prince during a visit to the gas-rich Gulf country, the official QNA news agency reported.
Qatar's Crown Prince Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met with Hague in Doha, where they "discussed cooperation between their countries as well as regional developments, mainly in Syria," said QNA.
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The meeting comes two days after European Union foreign ministers stopped short of meeting Britain's demand to lift an arms embargo on Syria but agreed to allow "non-lethal" aid and "technical assistance" to flow to the opposition.
After weeks of "divisive" talk on whether to arm Syria's rebels, the ministers agreed to renew sanctions against President Bashar al-Assad until the end of May that notably bar the supply of any lethal weaponry to the country -- regime or rebel.
Qatar had repeatedly voiced support for the 23-month rebellion against Assad's regime which has so far claimed nearly 70,000 lives, according to the United Nations.