Minister of External affairs Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday expressed gratitude to qatar government for releasing 23 Indian prisoners.
Thank you Qatar - Thanks for releasing 23 Indian prisoners on the request of Prime Minister @narendramodi .— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 7, 2016
Qatar on Tuesday released 23 Indian prisoners, in a special gesture just after the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A special gesture to mark the start of a special month...the Government of Qatar releases 23 prisoners, who will return home to India.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 6, 2016
Modi, who had taken up the issue of welfare of Indians with the leadership of Qatar, expressed gratitude to Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani for this gesture that coincided with the start of holy month of Ramadan.
My deepest gratitude to the Emir of Qatar for the gesture.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 6, 2016
The release comes close on the heels of Modi's two-day visit.
According to officials, the Prime Minister had been assured by the Emir that Qatar will take care of Indian diaspora whose population is about 6.3 lakh.
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