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Message from Ambassador on the occasion of Qatar National Day

   Embassy of India




Ambassador’s message on the occasion of Qatar’s National Day


H.E. the President of India has sent his greetings to HH the Emir of the State of Qatar and the friendly people of Qatar on the occasion of Qatar’s National Day. The Embassy of India in Doha joins him in wishing Qatar and its people long years of well-being and prosperity.


We also convey our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Government of the State of Qatar for their efforts to ensure the safety and well being of the large Indian community in Qatar. Indian nationals in Qatar are making significant contributions to nurture our friendly relations. We take great pride in the contribution made by our people towards the economic progress of Qatar.  I am happy that the Indian community has earned a good name for itself by virtue of its hard work and law-abiding nature.


India-Qatar cooperation in diverse sectors is flourishing within an excellent framework provided by historic relations and regular and substantive engagement, including at the highest levels of the two Governments. Three high-level visits during the last two years, including the State visit of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, in March 2015, the visit of H.E. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India in June 2016 and the recent visit of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Hon’ble Prime Minister & Minister of Interior of Qatar to India,  are testimony to our close bilateral ties.  These milestone visits imparted fresh momentum to our deep-rooted multi-faceted cooperation.


The rapid progress made by Qatar in various fields, including education and research; infrastructure; business, finance and investments; sports; travel and tourism; and in other areas is impressive. It is heartening to note that Qatar is well on course towards achieving the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030. India stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Qatar in building a strong, vibrant and diversified economy based on sustainable development.


India also looks forward to cooperation with Qatar in all fields, including for preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, for which an MOU has been signed during the recent visit of Hon’ble Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar to India.   


Besides official interactions, people-to-people contacts and initiatives by the private sector are energizing dialogue and cooperation in various sectors. With its huge and growing energy needs, India greatly values Qatar’s vital partnership in the energy sector. On the other hand, Indian companies are pursuing collaborations in infrastructure, communications and information technology, energy and other areas in Qatar.


The huge potential for significantly increasing Qatar’s investment in India, especially in view of several flagship initiatives of the Government of India, also presents a win-win situation for both countries.  India offers wide opportunities for Qatari companies for investment as well as to explore possibilities for tourism, including medical tourism.    


May I again take this opportunity to congratulate the people and the Government of the State of Qatar on the National Day on 18 December, 2016.













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