Serve as bridge of friendship between India, Qatar, PM tells expats

November 10th, 2008 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Doha, Nov 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called upon the vast Indian community in Qatar to continue to act as a bridge of friendship between this Gulf nation and India.”India and Qatar have several complementarities. I would like to see each one of you serving as a bridge of friendship between our two countries,” Singh said while addressing representatives of the 420,000-strong expatriate Indian community in Qatar Monday, the concluding day of his three-day Gulf tour.

Observing that their hard work contributed to mutual prosperity, he said: “Your annual remittances of $700 million to India are an invaluable contribution not only to our loved ones at home, but also to society at large,” he said.

He added that the Indian government was committed to the welfare and safety of the expatriate Indian community.

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