India and Qatar signed four agreements in the fields of visas, cyberspace and investments. The agreements and MoU were signed after bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Qatar counterpart Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani, who arrived here last evening on a two-day India visit.Diplomatic relations between India and Qatar were established in 1973.
The delegation-level talks were a follow-up of the decision taken during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Qatar in June this year. The two leaders discussed cooperation in various sectors. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) sources said that both the leaders acknowledged that the current level of trade and investment was much below potential.
Promoting closer ties with Qatar.
n addition, on the sidelines of the visit, an MoU between Qatar Ports Management Company ‘Mwani Qatar’ and Indian Ports Global Private Limited (IPGPL) has also been signed. This MoU aims at encouraging greater collaboration and exchange in the field of national ports management of both the countries.
PM welcomes PM Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani at Hyderabad House .Qatar is not only an important trading partner for India in the Gulf region but is also the largest supplier of LNG, accounting for 66 percent of the total imports in 2015-16.Indians form the largest expatriate community in Qatar and their positive contribution in the progress and development of their host country is well recognised. There are over expatriate 630,000 Indians in Qatar.