MoS External Affairs V Muraleedharan on official visit to Qatar May 8-10

Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan will make his first official visit to Qatar from May 8-10 during which he will hold talks with Qatari dignitaries and meet with a wide cross-section of the Indian community. “During the visit, the MoS will meet with his counterpart Soltan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hassan bin Abdulla Al-Ghanim, Chairman of the Shura Council and other Qatari dignitaries “said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA). in a report.

MoS will also meet with a wide range of the Indian community in Qatar, including those working in the fields of community welfare, business, health, culture, education, engineering, accounting and Indian veterans. He will participate in the Labor Day celebrations with India’s blue collar workers. The Indian community will hold a reception and cultural event to mark Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav during the MOS visit.

The visit of the Minister of State for External Affairs would add to the impetus of multifaceted bilateral cooperation. The two countries maintain excellent bilateral relations in the political, economic, defense, cultural and educational fields, which have been further strengthened in recent years. The leaders of the two countries have maintained close contact during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the MEA. Qatar is home to over 700,000 Indians. Bilateral trade exceeded $15 billion in the 2021-22 financial year and Qatar’s investment in India has increased fivefold over the past two years.

The two countries will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of establishing full diplomatic relations in 2023. (ANI)

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Shirlene J. Manley