The export of 50,000 tonnes of onion is being allowed for Bangladesh, while another 14,400 tonnes are being permitted for dispatch to the UAE.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Qatar after concluding his two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates beginning on Tuesday, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said on Monday.
The announcement came hours after Qatar released eight former Indian Navy personnel who had been imprisoned in the Gulf nation since August 2022, apparently on charges of espionage.
“After completing his UAE visit, the PM will travel to Doha Qatar on 14 February afternoon. During the visit, he will hold bilateral talks with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, the Emir of Qatar and high dignitaries in Qatar. This will be the prime minister’s second visit to Qatar,” Kwatra said.
This will be Modi’s seventh visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 2015 and the third in the last eight months. During the visit, he will hold bilateral meetings with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The two leaders will discuss ways to further deepen, expand and strengthen the strategic partnership between the countries and exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.
He will also meet with UAE Vice-President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. At his invitation, the PM will participate in the World Government Summit 2024 in Dubai as the Guest of Honour and deliver a special keynote address at the summit.
Modi will also inaugurate the BAPS Mandir, the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi. The PM had laid the foundation of the temple in June 2015. He will also be addressing the Indian community in the UAE at an event in Zayed Sports city in Abu Dhabi.