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UAE Foreign Minister Visits India; Talks on Trade and Energy Ties

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, UAE with PM Modi
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, UAE with PM Modi

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, UAE will meet PM Modi and S. Jaishankar.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, UAE (United Arab Emirates) arrived in India on a three-day bilateral visit on 7 July.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan is slated to hold talks with External Affairs Minister of India, S Jaishankar on Monday while on Tuesday he is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 The UAE External Affairs Minister will also participate in a business roundtable interaction with CEOs of Indian companies. 

The Ministry of External Affairs of India has issued a statement that, ‘the visit is aimed at providing both the nations with an opportunity to explore new areas of cooperation and to further strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership’.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited the UAE in August 2015 and February 2018, during which the two countries talked about a comprehensive strategic partnership.

The UAE is India’s third-largest trade partner and fourth largest energy supplier. As the chair of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the UAE made India the ‘Guest of Honour’ at the 46th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in Abu Dhabi.  

India and the UAE enjoy a warm, close and multi-faceted bilateral relationship strengthened by historic cultural, religious and economic linkages It is also home to 3.3 million-strong Indian community, largest in the Gulf region.

According to official reports, the visit is aimed at not only strengthening the comprehensive strategic partnership but also to explore new deals around trade and energy partnerships.

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