Tue. Feb 27th, 2024


As artwork of his two-nation tour to the UAE and Qatar starting Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will strengthen India’s ‘deep join’ with its diaspora in each international locations.

Roughly 840, 000 Indians reside in Qatar, and at 3.5 million, the neighborhood varieties the most important expatriate group within the UAE, forming an ‘vital join’ between the host and mom international locations.

A day earlier than inaugurating the BAPS Mandir, the primary Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi on February 14, the PM will tackle the Indian neighborhood at an occasion in Zayed Sports City.

“On (the) 13th itself, the Prime Minister will be addressing a community event in Abu Dhabi to further strengthen our deep connect with our diaspora family in the UAE, ” Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra mentioned at a particular Ministry of External Affairs briefing on Monday.

Marking his seventh go to to the nation since 2015, the PM will maintain bilateral conferences with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, and focus on methods to additional deepen, develop, and strengthen the strategic partnership between the international locations.

Kwatra mentioned {that a} “strong diaspora is an equally important connect between India and Qatar” with “roughly 840, 000 strong, vibrant Indian community residing there”.

He added that the PM’s second go to to Qatar on February 14 “will provide an opportunity for the top leadership of the two countries to discuss ways to further deepen and strengthen our multifaceted partnership as well as exchange views on different regional and international issues of mutual importance”.

Modi’s go to to Qatar was introduced hours after the discharge of eight Indian former naval officers, detained within the nation since August 2022 and sentenced to dying by Qatar’s Court of First Instance on October 26 final 12 months.

Kwatra added that PM Modi himself “personally, constantly supervised all the developments in this case and has never shied away from any initiatives that would ensure the return of Indian nationals back to home”.

While the go to to the UAE was introduced days upfront, the journey to Qatar was introduced simply after seven navy veterans landed in India on Monday.

Asked by reporters about this Kwatra mentioned that the Prime Minister’s visits are deliberate and scheduled months upfront.

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