New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to Qatari ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who invited him to pay a visit to the Gulf country, an official statement said. Modi accepted the invitation to visit at mutually convenient dates, the release said.
During the conversation, he also recalled the state visit of the emir to India in March that has provided new vigour and momentum to bilateral relations.
Emphasising India attached high importance to its relations with Qatar, Modi also appreciated the steps taken by the emir and his government for protecting the interests and ensuring continued well-being and safety of Indian community staying there.
The two leaders also discussed measures to further deepen bilateral cooperation, including in the areas of trade, investment, energy, security, defence, culture and people to people contacts.
The emir also reiterated Qatar’s interest in partnering in India’s economic growth, the statement added.