This post was originally published on 25 March 2015.
HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani arrived in New Delhi yesterday for a two-day state visit to India.
The Emir arrived at the Palam Air Force Base, where he was received by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Qatar Ambassador to India Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Abdullah and India Ambassador to Qatar Sanjeev Arora, in addition to a number of senior officials and Arab ambassadors accredited to India
In his remarks upon arrival, the Emir greeted India’s President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government and the people.
The Emir noted the historical relations between Qatar and India and affirmed his commitment to continue supporting these relations in various fields.
The Emir said that he looks forward to meeting India’s president and prime minister and exchanging views with them on issues of common interest, expressing his confidence that this visit will contribute to the development of co-operation between the two countries.
According to reports, the Emir is accompanied by a high-level delegation of Qatari Ministers, as well as captains of industry.