India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is paying his first official visit to gas-rich Qatar, where he is scheduled to meet the Gulf country's leaders to discuss economic ties.

Qatari media say the country supplies India with more than 85 percent of its liquefied natural gas.

Modi, who is holding high-level meetings in Qatar on Sunday, dined the night before with hundreds of Indian laborers at a workers' camp in the capital, Doha.

He said he was aware of the issues they face in Qatar and is working to bring about changes to their labor conditions.

There are more than half-million Indians living in Qatar, many of them working lower paying construction jobs building stadiums that will host the 2022 World Cup.