Left Menu
Development News Edition

PM Modi holds telephonic talks with Emir of Qatar, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 26-03-2020 23:21 IST | Created: 26-03-2020 23:21 IST
PM Modi holds telephonic talks with Emir of Qatar, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held separate telephonic conversation with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al Thani and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the coronavirus pandemic. In their conversation, Modi and the Qatari leader discussed the ongoing developments related to the COVID-19 global pandemic and its social and economic impact, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) said.

"They exchanged notes about the measures taken in their respective countries to contain the spread of the virus," it said. The prime minister also informed the Emir about the recent regional initiatives among the SAARC countries, and the Virtual Summit among G-20 leaders earlier in the day, it said.

The prime minister thanked al Thani for his personal attention to the welfare of the Indian nationals living and working in Qatar, particularly in the present situation. On his part, the Emir assured Modi about the safety and welfare of all Indian expatriates in Qatar.

"Both leaders expressed hope that the efforts and the measures being taken to stop the spread of the disease by all affected countries, would yield early and positive results," the MEA said. About Modi's talks with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, it said the two leaders exchanged information and views on the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation in their respective countries, as well as the steps being taken by their governments to deal with the situation.

"Both leaders emphasised the importance they attach to the strength and richness of the bilateral relationship. They agreed to maintain regular consultations between their officials in the present situation, particularly to ensure continuity of logistical supply lines," the MEA said. The Crown Prince assured Modi about the welfare of the over 2 million Indians living in the UAE.

The prime minister thanked the Crown Prince for his personal attention to the health and safety of Indian expatriates in the present situation. "Prime Minister expressed his best wishes for the good health of the Crown Prince and the entire Royal Family as well as all Emirati citizens," the MEA said.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

New farm bills in India: Focusing on farms or farmers?

... ...

Kenya’s COVID-19 response: Chaos amid lack of information

Confusing numbers and scanty information on how effective curfews and lockdowns have been in breaking transmission have amplified coordination and planning challenges in Kenyas response to COVID-19. Without accurate data, it is impossible t...

Farkhad Akhmedov: Calculating the price of impunity from the law

In insistences such as the battle over the Luna, Akhmedov has resorted to extreme legal machinations to subvert the High Courts decision and keep his assets from being seized. ...

Guinea’s elections hearken back to the autocracy and violence of its past

... ...

Videos

Latest News

ASCI comes out with advisory for advertisers on COVID-19 messaging

The Advertising Standards Council of India ASCI on Tuesday came out with an advisory on COVID-19-related messaging on the dos and donts to be followed by brands as part of steps to check misleading claims. The self-regulatory body for the a...

Thousands join protest against Indonesia jobs law

Several thousand students and workers protested in Indonesias capital Jakarta on Tuesday against President Joko Widodos new jobs law, the latest in a series of rallies opposing legislation that the government says is needed to attract inves...

Why The Grand Tour Season 4 ‘Madagascar’ episode will be delayed, know more on Season 5

The Grand Tour Season 5 may not have an official release date, but that doesnt restrict fans from predicting what they can see next. Fans really need to wait for Season 5 as Season 4 has been put on hold in 2020 following the first special ...

SAT says no physical hearing till Oct 29 amid COVID-19

The Securities Appellate Tribunal SAT has extended the suspension of physical hearing till October 29 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Interim orders, if any, which are operational would remain in force till the next date of hearing, accordin...

Give Feedback