Modi's UAE visit to strengthen ties
New Delhi, 28 June (HS): New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to the United Arab Emir
Modi's UAE visit to strengthen ties


New Delhi, 28 June (HS): New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday after meeting with counterparts from the United Kingdom, Japan, and Italy and exchanging views on a variety of issues on the sidelines of the G7 Summit.

Modi met UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

Modi will travel to the UAE to express his condolences on the death of former UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Khalifa died on May 13. Modi will also congratulate Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the new President of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi, on his election.

According to the ministry, the PM will depart for the Gulf nation on Tuesday. This is his first trip since signing the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). The India-UAE CEPA is India's first comprehensive free trade agreement with any country in the last decade. The agreement establishes an institutional mechanism to encourage and improve bilateral trade.

The PM's visit is expected to strengthen bilateral relations, with bilateral ministerial meetings and outreach programmes on the benefits of the free trade agreement already underway.

Modi's trip to the UAE for the Dubai Expo earlier this year was cancelled due to an increase in the number of Covid cases. After tours in 2015, 2018, and 2019, he will return to the United States for the fourth time. Sheikh Mohamed, on the other hand, travelled To india in 2016 and 2017.

PM Modi was awarded the UAE's highest honour, the 'Order of Zayed,' during his most recent visit. As a mark of respect for the late UAE President, India proclaimed a day of national mourning on May 14.

With exports to the UAE valued at $29 billion in 2019-20, the UAE is also India's second largest export destination, while imports from the UAE were valued at around $30 billion, including 21.83 million tonnes of crude oil. The UAE is an important source of energy for India and a key partner in the development of strategic petroleum reserves, as well as the upstream and downstream petroleum sectors.

Hindusthan Samachar/ Indrani Sarkar

On Monday, Modi provided updates from Germany on his meetings with world leaders such as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

Modi will travel to the UAE to express his condolences on the death of former UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Khalifa died on May 13 after a long battle with illness.

Modi will also congratulate H H Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the new President of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi, on his election.

According to the ministry, the PM will depart for the Gulf nation on Tuesday. This is his first trip since signing the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). The India-UAE CEPA is India's first comprehensive free trade agreement with any country in the last decade. The agreement establishes an institutional mechanism to encourage and improve bilateral trade.

The PM's visit is expected to strengthen bilateral relations, with bilateral ministerial meetings and outreach programmes on the benefits of the free trade agreement already underway.

Modi's trip to the UAE for the Dubai Expo earlier this year was cancelled due to an increase in the number of Covid cases. After tours in 2015, 2018, and 2019, he will return to the United States for the fourth time. Sheikh Mohamed, on the other hand, travelled To india in 2016 and 2017.

PM Modi was awarded the UAE's highest honour, the 'Order of Zayed,' during his most recent visit. As a mark of respect for the late UAE President, India proclaimed a day of national mourning on May 14.

With exports to the UAE valued at $29 billion in 2019-20, the UAE is also India's second largest export destination, while imports from the UAE were valued at around $30 billion, including 21.83 million tonnes of crude oil. The UAE is an important source of energy for India and a key partner in the development of strategic petroleum reserves, as well as the upstream and downstream petroleum sectors.

Hindusthan Samachar/ Indrani Sarkar


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