QATAR, INDIA SET UP JOINT COMMISSION TO BOOST RELATIONS

NEW DELHI, India and Qatar have set up a joint commission to develop their relations and cooperate on regional and international issues of mutual interest.

It will be headed by the foreign ministers of the two countries and work to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields.

The announcement came as India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Qatar from Oct 28 to 30 and held talks with her Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and called on Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani.

“The visit provided an opportunity for a comprehensive review of the bilateral relations and take forward the decisions taken by the leaderships of both countries,” India’s Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday.

During her Doha visit, India sought Qatari investments in petrochemicals, infrastructure, agriculture and food processing sectors.

Qatar is a major supplier of liquefied natural gas to India and hosts 690,000 Indians in its total population of about 2.7 million.

Bilateral trade in the 2017-18 financial year stood at US$ 9.9 billion.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK