Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar will be on a two-day visit to Qatar beginning today. He will meet Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister. Dr Jaishankar will also call on other important dignitaries of the State of Qatar. This will be Dr Jaishankar’s first visit to Qatar as External Affairs Minister.
During the visit, he will hold talks with his counterpart on bilateral issues as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest. He will convey special gratitude to the State of Qatar for taking care of Indians during the Covid-19 pandemic. India and Qatar have maintained close high-level contacts during the Covid-19 pandemic.
India and Qatar enjoy strong economic, cultural and people-to-people ties. India and Qatar have also worked together to face the Covid-19 pandemic and coordinated smooth operation of flights under an Air Bubble arrangement.