PM speaks to the Emir of Qatar

New Delhi

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today spoke to the Emir of the State of Qatar, H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who had called and invited PM to pay a visit to Qatar.

Prime Minister recalled the State visit of the Emir of Qatar to India in March 2015 that has provided new vigour and momentum to bilateral relations. He emphasized that India attached high importance to its relations with Qatar. He appreciated the steps taken by the Emir and the Government of Qatar for protecting the interests and ensuring continued well-being and safety of Indian community staying there.

The two leaders also discussed measures to further deepen bilateral cooperation, including in the areas of trade, investment, energy, security, defence, culture and people to people contacts. The Emir of the State of Qatar reiterated Qatar’s interest in partnering in India’s economic growth.

PM appreciated the role being played by Qatar for regional peace and stability.

Prime Minister accepted the invitation to visit Qatar at mutually convenient dates.

PIB

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