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India-Qatar Inked 6 Agreements
Mar 27, 2015

During the two day visit Emir of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Qatar has sought a partnership from Indian businesses in key areas such as IT, health, infrastructure and tourism, in its bid to move from an economy based on oil to a knowledge-based one. The three key areas where Qatar could invest in India include railways, defence production and infrastructure development.

6 Agreements

1. Transfer of Sentenced Persons: Indian prisoners convicted in Qatar can be brought to India to serve the remaining part of their sentence. Similarly Qatari citizens convicted in India can be sent to his home country to serve their sentence. This agreement would enable the sentenced persons to be near their families and would help in the process of their social rehabilitation.

2. For Cooperation in Information and Communication Technology: This would provide enhanced business opportunities for Indian IT industry in Qatar. Qatar has embarked on an ambitious programme for overall development as part of their Qatar 2030 vision and has created a dedicated Ministry of Information and Communication Technology for capacity building in ICT.

3. For Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences: Qatar had expressed its desire for cooperation with Indian Meteorological Department in the field of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences. The scientific collaboration between India and Qatar will be beneficial to improve atmospheric & oceanic capacity in both the countries.

4. Diplomatic Institute of Qatar and Foreign Service Institute, India: Agreement between these two would help in exchange of trainees, students, faculty members and experts between India and Qatar to enhance their skills and improve the training programme in both the countries. Foreign Service Institute, MEA has signed MoU with several other countries for the purpose of exchanging information on structure and contents of training programmes for diplomats.

5. For cooperation in Radio and Television: Intends to encourage regular exchange of radio and TV programmes and material between Prasar Bharati of India and Qatar Media Cooperation.

6. For Mutual Cooperation and Exchange of News: The agreement between Qatari News Agency and United News of India is to enhance and develop bilateral cooperation in the field of exchange of English-language news on daily basis and free of charge.


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