EAM Jaishankar meets his Qatari counterpart Al Thani in Doha; discusses bilateral cooperation
This was S Jaishankar’s second visit to the key Gulf nation in a week, following a brief stopover on June 9
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Qatari counterpart Abdulrahman Al-Thani during a stopover in Doha on Tuesday and discussed bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on regional issues. This is Jaishankar’s second visit to the key Gulf nation in a week.
In a tweet about his meeting with Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Al-Thani, Jaishankar appreciated the solidarity shown by Qatar towards India during the Covid second wave. He also discussed India-Qatar bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on regional issues.
“Good to meet DPM & FM @MBA_AlThani of Qatar in Doha today. Appreciated Qatar's solidarity during the Covid second wave. Discussed our bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on regional issues,” said Jaishankar’s tweet.
In yet another meeting with Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Khalid M Al-Attiya, Jaishankar said the two countries remain committed to strengthening the bilateral partnership.
“Pleasure seeing Qatar DPM & MoS Defence @kbmalattiya again. Valued our discussion on global and regional developments. Committed to strengthening our bilateral partnership,” the Minister said in the tweet.
Earlier, on 9 June on his way to Kuwait, Jaishankar had a brief stopover in Doha on June 9 when he met with Qatar’s National Security Advisor, Mohamed Bin Ahmed Al Mesned.
While in Doha, EAM Jaishankar also exchanged views with U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad on Afghanistan and the region.
“Met with @US4AfghanPeace Zalmay Khalilzad in Doha. Continued our exchange of perspectives on Afghanistan and the region,” Jaishankar tweet said.
He also met at Doha airport with Jordanian and Palestinian Foreign Ministers Ayman Hsafadi and Riyad al-Maliki respectively.
“Never a dull day on travel. Meeting my Jordanian and Palestinian counterparts @AymanHsafadi & Dr Riyad al-Maliki at Doha airport,” he tweeted.