EAM Jaishankar arrives in Qatar on day-long visit

EAM Jaishankar was received at the Airport by Chief of Protocol HE Mr Ibrahim Fakhroo. Photo: X/@IndEmbDoha

EAM Jaishankar was received at the Airport by Chief of Protocol HE Mr Ibrahim Fakhroo. Photo: X/@IndEmbDoha

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Doha on June 30 on a day-long official visit during which he will hold talks with Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani with a focus on exploring ways to expand bilateral cooperation in areas of trade, investment and energy.

Mr. Jaishankar’s visit comes four-and-half months after Qatar released eight former Indian Navy personnel, who were sentenced to death after being arrested in August 2022.

“EAM arrives in Doha on a day-long official visit. Received at the Airport by Chief of Protocol HE Mr Ibrahim Fakhroo,” the Indian Embassy in Qatar said in a post X.

During the visit, Mr. Jaishankar will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman, who also holds the portfolio as Foreign Minister.

The visit would “enable both sides to review various aspects of bilateral relations, including political, trade, investment, energy, security, cultural and people-to-people as well as the regional and international issues of mutual interest,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in New Delhi on Saturday.

It is expected that Mr. Jaishankar and Al Thani would also deliberate on the overall situation in West Asia against the backdrop of Israel’s continuing military offensives in Gaza.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Qatar from February 14 to 15 and held discussions with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

“India and Qatar share historic and friendly relations which are marked by regular exchange of high-level visits,” the MEA said.



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