Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met business leaders in Qatar and invited them to invest in India by saying the country is a land of opportunities and its 800 million youth is the nation’s strength.
“Business First. For first engagement of the day, PM attends roundtable meeting with Qatari Business Leaders,” ministry of external affairs (MEA) spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted.
Swarup quoted Modi as saying, “India is a land of opportunity. I have come to personally invite you to take advantage of this opportunity,” in a tweet on Sunday morning.
“Qatar’s minister of trade and economy welcomes PM @narendramodi, seeks more intensive eco engagement with India,” Swarup said in another tweet.
India’s projects like smart cities, metros, urban waste management are carried out to improve quality of life in the country, PM Modi said in the meeting.
PM Modi identified agro-processing, railways and solar energy as some promising areas for Qatari investment.
Modi will hold talks with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani later in the day.
He addressed Indian workers at a medical camp in Doha on Saturday night.
The Prime Minister reached Qatari capital Doha from Afghanistan on Saturday night where he was received by the country’s Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.
(with IANS inputs)