PM Modi and Qatar’s Amir Discuss “Futuristic Roadmap” to Deepen Partnership

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*Leaders Deliberate on Strengthening Bilateral Ties in Doha Meeting

Doha, Qatar, February 15 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Qatar’s Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, engaged in discussions today to chart a “futuristic roadmap” aimed at enhancing the partnership between the two nations. The meeting, held in Doha, covered a wide range of topics, including trade, investment, energy, space, cultural exchanges, and people-to-people ties.

The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, Randhir Jaiswal, highlighted the significance of the talks, stating, “Charting a futuristic roadmap for India-Qatar partnership! A productive meeting between PM @narendramodi and the Amir of Qatar, HH @TamimBinHamad in Doha.” Both leaders expressed their commitment to deepening economic ties and explored opportunities for collaboration in various sectors.

One of the key areas of focus during the discussions was the enhancement of trade and investment between India and Qatar. Jaiswal’s post mentioned, “The two leaders held wide-ranging discussions on bolstering bilateral relations, with a focus on deepening trade & investment, energy, space, cultural & people to people ties.”

Prime Minister Modi, in a post on social media, shared his positive sentiments about the meeting, saying, “Had a wonderful meeting with HH Sheikh @TamimBinHamad. We reviewed the full range of India-Qatar relations and discussed ways to deepen cooperation across various sectors. Our nations also look forward to collaborating in futuristic sectors which will benefit our planet.”

Apart from bilateral matters, the leaders exchanged views on regional and global issues. Prime Minister Modi expressed gratitude to the Amir for the welfare of the Indian community in Qatar. The meeting was attended by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval.

The official visit to Qatar is part of Prime Minister Modi’s diplomatic engagements, following the inauguration of the first Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi. The visit holds significance against the backdrop of India’s recent diplomatic success, with Qatar releasing eight Indian Navy veterans who were sentenced to death on espionage charges.

PM Modi received a ceremonial welcome upon meeting with the Amir of Qatar in Doha on the second day of his visit. He had previously held discussions with Qatar’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, focusing on strengthening the ties between the two nations. The visit underscores the growing collaboration between India and Qatar across various sectors.

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