Doha: Narendra Modi assured Indian workers in Qatar that he will stand up for them during his talks with leaders of this Gulf nation.
Addressing Indian workers at a medical camp in downtown Doha on Saturday evening, Modi said he is aware of the issues being faced by Indian workers and the companies that bring them here.
“I am aware of the issues you are facing. I will talk about it when I meet the authorities,” he said.
“Maybe none of you know me. But you must be feeling good that somebody has come from India to meet you,” said Modi as he addressed a gathering of workers dressed in bright yellow uniforms at a free medical camp organised by the Indian Community Benevolent Fund (ICBF) and the Indian Doctors Community (IDC).
“I have good news for you. This year the monsoon will be good in India,” he said.
Of the around 630,000 expatriate Indians in Qatar, many are blue collar workers.
Modi will be hosted for dinner by Qatari Prime Minister Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani on Saturday evening.
Modi will hold detailed talks with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Sunday.