New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met UAE’s newly-appointed President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan right here and the 2 leaders reaffirmed their dedication to additional deepen and diversify the bilateral Complete Strategic Partnership. Modi met Sheikh Mohamed throughout a short stopover right here on his technique to India from Germany to personally convey his condolences on the demise of former president of the Gulf nation Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
In a particular gesture, Sheikh Mohamed, accompanied by senior members of the Royal household, obtained Prime Minister Modi on the Abu Dhabi Presidential Airport.
“I’m touched by the particular gesture of my brother, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, of coming to welcome me at Abu Dhabi airport. My gratitude to him,” Modi tweeted.
That is their first interplay after the UAE chief’s election as the brand new president of the Gulf nation final month.
Through the assembly, Prime Minister Modi conveyed his heartfelt condolences to Sheikh Mohamed in addition to Royal relations, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs mentioned in a press launch.
“Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan was a broadly revered statesman who labored tirelessly for the folks. In Abu Dhabi, expressed condolences on his demise to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,” Modi tweeted in Arabic and English languages.
Modi had expressed grief over Sheikh Khalifa’s loss of life final month, calling him an incredible statesman and visionary chief underneath whom India-UAE relations prospered.
India had introduced at some point of state mourning following the demise of Sheikh Khalifa.
Sheikh Khalifa died on Might 13 on the age of 73 after a protracted sickness. He was the eldest son of UAE’s founder President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. He served because the President of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi from November 3, 2004 till his loss of life.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu final month visited the UAE and supplied condolences to the UAE management on the demise of Sheikh Khalifa.
Through the assembly, Modi additionally congratulated Sheikh Mohamed on his election because the third President of the UAE and turning into the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, the discharge mentioned.
Each leaders reviewed varied features of India-UAE Complete Strategic Partnership which they’ve rigorously nurtured over the previous few years, it added.
Throughout their Digital Summit on February 18, each international locations signed the Complete Financial Partnership Settlement, which has since entered into pressure on Might 1. The CEPA is anticipated to additional increase commerce and funding between each international locations.
Bilateral commerce in FY 2021-22 was about USD 72 billion. UAE is India’s third largest commerce companion and second largest export vacation spot. UAE FDI in India has repeatedly elevated over the previous few years and presently stands at over USD 12 billion.
Through the Digital Summit, each leaders had additionally launched a Imaginative and prescient Assertion which has laid the roadmap for bilateral cooperation in coming years in various areas together with commerce, funding, vitality together with renewable vitality, meals safety, well being, defence, abilities, training, tradition and people-to-people ties.
Each leaders expressed satisfaction that India and UAE proceed to forge nearer partnership in these areas constructing on their shut and pleasant relations and historic people-to-people join. India-UAE have a powerful vitality partnership which is now buying new concentrate on renewable vitality, the discharge added.
Prime Minister Modi thanked UAE President Sheikh Mohamed for taking nice care of three.5 million Indian neighborhood in UAE particularly throughout COVID-19 pandemic.
Indian expatriate neighborhood is the most important ethnic neighborhood in UAE constituting roughly about 35 per cent of the nation’s inhabitants.
Modi additionally invited Sheikh Mohamed to go to India at an early date.
Later within the night, Modi left for India. He was seen off by UAE President Sheikh Mohamed on the airport.
Modi arrived right here on a short go to after attending a productive G7 Summit in Germany the place he interacted with a number of world leaders on the margins of the summit and mentioned points aimed toward furthering international well-being and prosperity.
The final go to by Modi to the UAE was in August 2019 throughout which he obtained the UAE’s highest award, ‘Order of Zayed’ conferred upon him by the UAE President.
The UAE is the third-largest export vacation spot of India (after the US and China) with an quantity of practically USD 16 billion for the yr 2020-21.
For the UAE, India is the third-largest buying and selling companion for the yr 2020 with an quantity of round USD 27.93 billion (non-oil commerce).