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-


For representational purpose | PTI

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.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp