India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar convened with Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani in Doha. The meeting aimed to bolster bilateral connections across multiple fields and tackle pivotal regional issues. During his brief official trip, Jaishankar extended cordial salutations and well-wishes from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Prime Minister Al Thani. He highlighted the strong foundation of the India-Qatar partnership, emphasizing collaborative efforts in politics, trade, investments, energy, technology, culture, and community exchanges.

"We examined our bilateral partnership with a focus on political, trade, investment, energy, technology, culture, and people-to-people links," Jaishankar stated on X. The conversations also explored regional and global concerns. Jaishankar showed gratitude for Prime Minister Al Thani's perspectives on the Gaza crisis, underscoring the profound discourse between the two countries on critical international issues. "Exchanged views on regional and global issues. Appreciate his sharing insights on the Gaza situation," Jaishankar's post read.

Jaishankar voiced optimism about deepening India-Qatar ties and maintaining a productive dialogue on shared interests. "Look forward to further enhancement of India-Qatar relations and continued dialogue on issues of mutual interest," he added. "India and Qatar maintain historic and amicable relations characterized by frequent high-level exchanges. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Qatar on February 14-15, 2024, engaging in discussions with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani," the MEA noted earlier. Jaishankar's Gulf nation visit will facilitate both parties to assess various dimensions of bilateral ties, including political, trade, investment, energy, security, cultural, and people-to-people aspects, as well as regional and international matters of mutual interest.