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India to train Qatar police to host FIFA World Cup 2022

India will train Qatar police for handling the security during the FIFA World Cup 2022 scheduled to be held in that country.

Published: 03rd December 2016 08:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd December 2016 08:52 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: India will train Qatar police for handling the security during the FIFA World Cup 2022 scheduled to be held in that country.
           
The training arrangement was agreed upon during a meeting between Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Saturday.
           
The Prime Minister of Qatar, who holds the Interior Ministry portfolio, invited Singh to Qatar to strengthen bilateral security cooperation with special emphasis on preparations for hosting FIFA World Cup 2022.
           
"Singh offered training of police personnel to the Qatari side which was accepted in the meeting," an official statement said.
           
The Qatari Prime Minister suggested sending a delegation from the Interior Ministry to India to study different aspects of security cooperation.
           
The Qatar side also agreed to send a team of officers for the exchange of information between the two countries and asked for a suitable date. Singh assured them that it will be conveyed at the earliest.
           
India thanked Qatar for their amnesty scheme of facilitating Indian workers with irregular visa status to return to India without the travel document.
           
Al Thani went a step ahead and assured similar amnesty to other Indians stranded there. The two leaders also discussed the facilitation of opening Indian community schools in Qatar.
           
Singh thanked the Prime Minister of Qatar for cooperation in the field of education for facilitating the education of Indian community in Qatar and requested for facilitation of Indian community schools in view of the large community in Qatar.
           
The bilateral cooperation in the field of food security was also discussed in detail by the two leaders, the statement added.



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