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Jaishankar arrives in Qatar for a two-day visit to strengthen bilateral ties

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Foreign Minister S Jaishankar arrived on Sunday for a two-day visit to Qatar from December 27 to 28, in which he will hold a conversation with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, and other important dignitaries.

“EAM @DrSJaishankar arrived on a two day visit. He will call HH Father Amir and Deputy Amir. He will hold detailed discussions with DPM and FM @MBA_AlThani_ on strengthening the India-Qatar bilateral relationship, ”India wrote in Qatar in a tweet.

This will be Jaishankar’s first visit to Qatar as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

During the visit, he will hold conversations with his counterpart on bilateral issues, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.

According to an official statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA), India and Qatar enjoy strong economic, cultural and people-to-people ties.

“Qatar is home to more than 7 lakhs of Indians. Two-way trade was USD 10.95 billion in 2019-20. Both parties remain committed to intensifying bilateral cooperation in various fields, including energy and investment, ”the statement said.

India and Qatar have also worked together to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and coordinate the smooth operation of flights under an Air Bubble deal, the ministry added.

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