Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left for Switzerland after finishing his engagements in Qatar, where he held wide-ranging talks with the leadership of the gas-rich Gulf nation to curb hawala and terror financing.
“Ma’a Salama Qatar! After a productive visit, PM @narendramodi departs for Geneva, the third leg of his journey,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Vikas Swaroop tweeted.
“My gratitude to the people and Government of Qatar for their exceptional warmth & hospitality during this visit: PM @narendramodi,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.
During his two-day stay in Qatar, the two countries agreed to share intelligence to combat ‘hawala’ transactions and
The two countries signed seven agreements and decided to move beyond trading relationship — to strategic investments.
The prime minister also addressed the Indian diaspora. The Indian diaspora of over 6,30,000 Indians comprise the largest expatriate community in Qatar and are engaged in a wide spectrum of professions, including medicine; engineering; education, finance; banking; business; media and labour.
From Doha, Modi heads to Switzerland on his way to the US and Mexico.