Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani sent a cable of congratulations to President Ram Nath Kovind on his election and swearing-in as President of the Republic of India, Qatar News Agency reported.
Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani also sent a cable of congratulations to the President Ram Nath Kovind on his election and swearing in as President of India.
Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani also sent a similar cable of congratulations to President Ram Nath Kovind, the report said.
India-Qatar cooperation in diverse sectors has been steadily growing in an excellent framework provided by historically close ties and regular and substantive engagement, including at the highest levels of the two Governments.
During a visit to India by Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in March 2015, five MoUs entailing co-operation in several fields were signed.
Former Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani made diplomatic visits to India in April 1999, May 2005 and April 2012.
On 4 June 2016 Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Doha on a two-day visit which was focused on giving a new push to the economic ties, particularly in the hydrocarbon sector.
The large, diverse, accomplished and highly regarded Indian community is making an important contribution to Qatar’s progress and in nurturing the bonds of deep-rooted friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries.