Will take up problems faced by Indian workers in Qatar: PM Modi


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacting with the Indian Workers at a project site, in Mesheireb, in Downtown, Doha on June 04, 2016.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday night assured Indian workers in Qatar that he will take up problems faced by them during his talks with leaders of this Gulf nation. Addressing Indian workers at a medical camp in downtown Doha, Modi said he is aware of the issues being faced by Indian workers and the companies that bring them to Qatar. “I am aware of the issues you are facing. I will talk about it when I meet the authorities,” he said.

Modi will hold detailed talks with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Sunday. Modi noted that his first engagement during his two-day visit to Qatar on the second leg of his five-nation tour was a visit to the camp of Indian workers in Qatar. “I came to Doha in the evening and the first programme on my schedule was to meet you all,” he said. Qatar is home to over six lakh people of Indian origin. Modi also interacted with workers after his brief address and shared refreshments with them. He shook hands with several workers during his 30-minute stay at the camp. The prime minister said he wants to congratulate doctor friends for the good work they are doing in Qatar. “Happy to see regular health check ups being conducted here,” he said. Modi also struck a chord with the Indian workers when he said, “When someone from your land, speaking your language comes, I am sure that would make you very happy.”

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