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The return of the Indians to Qatar is probably on the agenda during the visit to Jaishankar | India News


NEW DELHI: Foreign Minister S Jaishankar will travel to Doha for two days starting Sunday, as India strengthens its ties with the Gulf states. He is scheduled to meet with Qatari leaders, including his counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.
India is one of the largest source countries for skilled manpower and personnel in Qatar. Jaishankar is expected to champion openness for Indian workers to return to the Gulf country for work.
Earlier this month, both countries agreed to institutionalize measures to promote and protect workers’ rights during the Sixth Meeting of the India-Qatar Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, according to a statement from the MEA.
“They welcomed the recent labor reform measures taken by Qatar. Both parties agreed to institutionalize measures to promote and protect workers’ rights, including solving labor problems and facilitating the movement of people between the two countries, in a safe manner, ”the statement said.
India and Qatar also agreed to establish a high-level working group for energy investment. Qatar is India’s largest supplier of natural gas and LPG. India is seeking investments to build energy infrastructure in the country to help transition from coal to gas as a primary source of energy.

Times of India