H.E. Mr. Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Minister of Commerce and Industry, met with H.E. Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Minister of Railways, and Minister of Consumer Affairs of the Republic of India. The meeting was held via video conferencing.
During the meeting, officials touched on the bilateral relations between Qatar and India and discussed aspects of joint cooperation, especially in the commercial, investment, and industrial fields, as well as ways to enhance and develop them.
During the meeting, H.E. Ali bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari expressed his condolences to the government and people of India for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic, stressing that Qatar stands by India in facing the pandemic and its solidarity with it in light of the current health conditions it is witnessing.
The meeting also featured a discussion on bilateral trade policies and the efforts exerted by both sides to confront the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the meeting, officials underscored the need for the two sides to strengthen cooperation, ensure continuous coordination, and adopt the right strategies to guarantee the flow of goods and services between the two nations, which would support stability within the Qatari and Indian markets.
The volume of trade exchange between Qatar and India amounted to nearly USD 8.7 billion in 2020, and India ranks as Qatar’s third trade partner.
Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry