Indian community in Qatar comes in for praise

September 22nd, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Sep 22 (IANS) The expatriate Indian community in Qatar has been praised for its law-abiding nature and general attitude and behaviour by Qatar’s Minister for Labour Sultan Hassan Al-Dhabit Al-Dousari.The minister said that despite being present in huge numbers in Qatar, Indians posed the least problems in the country.

His comments came in the course of a farewell meeting with outgoing Indian Ambassador to Qatar George Joseph, the Gulf Times reported.

Qatar is home to around 420,000 expatriate Indians.

Al-Dousari also hailed the community for its contributions to Qatar’s economy and development, while particularly mentioning the varied education and skills the Indians possessed.

The minister said that with the signing of an additional protocol to the 25-year-old labour welfare pact between India and Qatar, relations between the two countries were bound to improve further.

Ambassador Joseph will be leaving Qatar next month to take up his new assignment as India’s envoy to Lebanon.

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