New Delhi: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar embarked on a two-day visit to Qatar on Sunday, where he will represent India at the FIFA World Cup inauguration.
Dhankhar visits Doha at the invitation of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar.
“Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar is leaving for Doha for an official visit to Qatar to represent India at the inauguration of the 2022 FIFA World Cup,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said on Twitter.
In addition to attending the World Cup opening ceremony, the vice president will also interact with members of the Indian community during his visit.
The vice president’s visit would be an opportunity to join the close and friendly nation of Qatar, which is hosting a major sporting event, and also to recognize the role Indians have played and supported in this World Cup, the president said. MEA statement.
India and Qatar maintain close and friendly relations with a multifaceted partnership that spans areas such as trade, energy, security, defence, health, culture and education, the MEA statement said.
In the past fiscal year, bilateral trade exceeded US$15 billion (one billion = 100 crore). Qatar plays an important partner in India’s energy security and India participates in the gulf nation’s food security.
India and Qatar would mark 50 years of full diplomatic relations next year.
The MEA statement said that people-to-people ties are an important part of the bilateral relationship with more than 840,000 Indians in Qatar.
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