New Delhi, 09 July 2019

UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan is paying an official visit to India from 7-9 July 2019  accompanied by a senior-level delegation. UAE is India’s third-largest trade partner and fourth largest energy supplier.

The visit is set to provide the two sides with an opportunity to explore new areas of cooperation to further strengthen their Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

India and the UAE has a close and multi-faceted relation with historic cultural, religious and economic linkages giving them the way towards a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. UAE is the first country to participate in India’s ‘Strategic Petroleum Reserves’ programme. UAE holds the largest diaspora in the Gulf region with about 3.3 million Indian community.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had visited the UAE in August 2015 during which the two countries decided to elevate their relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan had visited India during February 2016 and in January 2017 when he was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day celebrations.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan had visited India earlier in the bilateral context during September 2015 and June 2018 and had also accompanied the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi during his visits in 2016 and 2017.

News Desk, Diplomacytoday.in

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