Sushma Swaraj expresses gratitude for releasing 23 Indian prisoner from Qatar

Jun 08, 2016, 20:47 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Minister of External affairs Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday expressed gratitude to qatar government for releasing 23 Indian prisoners. 

Qatar on Tuesday released 23 Indian prisoners, in a special gesture just after the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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.

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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