Qatar Emir talks to PM over phone, both leaders discuss terror

Qatar Emir talks to PM over phone, both leaders discuss terror

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New Delhi, Mar 3 : Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Ahmad bin Khalifa Al Thani called Prime Minister Narendra Modi over telephone and both leaders spoke about terrorism and also about India's participation at OIC meet.

The Prime Minister mentioned that India attached great significance to further strengthening relations with Qatar, which is "our close friend and with which we share an extended neighbourhood".

According to official sources, Mr Modi, during their talks on Saturday, thanked the Emir of Qatar for his leadership and guidance to the rapid strengthening of bilateral relations, especially in the recent years.

The two leaders discussed the regional situation. The Prime Minister underscored that terrorism continues to pose serious risk to peace and security in the region and beyond.

He stressed the importance of demonstrable and immediate action by the concerned for putting an end to all forms of terrorism and ending all support to it, official source said.

The leaders noted the historic significance of participation of India’s External Affairs Minister as Guest of Honour in the 46th Council of the Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Abu Dhabi. UNI