Modi to visit UAE on Feb 10, 11 to boost ties

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Feb 2018 09:18:16


 

DUBAI,

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit the UAE later this week which authorities and business leaders say signifies the special importance India attaches to its ties with the oil-rich nation and will help in furthering cooperation in diplomatic, economic and security issues.


Modi will be in the UAE on February 10 and 11 and will address the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai.
This will be Modi’s second visit to the UAE. He first visited the country in August 2015.


“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second visit to UAE is an indication of the special importance we attach to the India- UAE relationship,” India’s Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri said.


According to him, the visit builds in the momentum that has developed since India hosted Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed as chief guest on Republic Day in 2017.
Besides bilateral engagements, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to address members of the Indian community at the Dubai Opera House.


“During the year, we have seen major UAE investments into India, a significant increase in defence and security cooperation, a transformation in our energy ties from a buyer seller relationship to a strategic partnership.
“For the community, the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi will be great news,” Suri said.