According to the Kremlin, Putin and Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Tuesday discussed the Qatar issue and "expressed a mutual interest in searching for ways to settle the crisis".
Putin and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud "touched on the aggravated situation around Qatar, which unfortunately does not help consolidate joint efforts in resolving the conflict in Syria and fighting the terrorist threat", the Kremlin said. British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson warned against any further escalation during the mediation efforts, but also played up the Saudi narrative, insisting that Qatar "urgently need to do more to address support for extremist groups".
Amid a simmering row between Qatar and some of its neighbors, the Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday renewed its call on the regional countries to show self-restraint and resolve their disputes through negotiation.
The political assault against Qatar has seen Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other states break diplomatic ties with Doha, as well as close their land borders and airspace to the country.
Erdogan dubbed the Saudi-led actions as tantamount to a "death penalty" imposed on Qatar, which he said was the target of a defamation campaign.
Gulf leaders have also been critical of Qatar's relatively neutral stance on Iran, which they view as a prime destabilizing force in the region.
"This is the time to work for Qatar", said Moutaz Al Khayyat, chairman of Power International Holding, who bought the 1,300-pound beasts in the U.S. and Australia.
However, similar accusations have been levelled against Saudi Arabia.
NAN reports that Qatari Foreign Minister Abdulrahman al-Thani told a news conference in France that Qatar "still had no clue" why the nations cut ties.
He said Saudi Arabia has allowed families to move between countries.
Amnesty International has criticized the punitive measures taken by Saudi Arabia and a number of its allies against Qatar, saying the restrictions violate the human rights of the Qatari people.
He also criticised Saudi Arabia and the UAE, both members of ICAO's governing council, for shutting down the airline's offices.