Friday, 16 April 2021 12:53 GMT

Qatar Foreign Minister meets Indian counterpart in New Delhi


(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Agencies

New Delhi: Amid the illegal blockade of Qatar by the four Arab nations, Qatari Foreign Minister H E Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani held talks with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Saturday.

The minister and his accompanying delegation had a meeting with the Indian minister and other officials.

The ministers discussed bilateral relations and also developments regarding the Qatar blockade and illegal actions taken against Doha.

The welfare of Indian workers in the Qatar also came up for discussion during a meeting.

Sheikh Mohamed tweeted from his official handle that " and ; a long history of partnership, cooperation & coordination. Fruitful mtngs serving the interests of our friendly nations."

Sheikh Mohammed also met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"EAM @SushmaSwaraj welcomes Mr. Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Foreign Minister of Qatar on his visit to India," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted along with a picture of the two leaders.

"Bilateral issues, including welfare of Indian workers in Qatar were discussed," he said.

There are around 630,000 expatriate Indians in Qatar, many of whom are blue collar workers in that country's construction sector.

India is close to Qatar as it is the largest gas supplier of New Delhi.

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