The Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Minister of the United Arabs Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed held talks with India’s Minister of External Affairs, Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in New Delhi, during a high-level meeting, as part of a three-day tour to India. Both the leaders discussed about efforts of boosting ties between the two nations and also exchanged ideas regarding various international as well as domestic matters.
The two leaders also discussed plans for enhancing the mutual partnerships in several fields including trade and economy, energy and investment. They also assessed the ongoing developments in Yemen, Libya and Syria and also emphasized on the importance of tackling extremism and terrorism in all forms.
The respective ministers also discussed about the commitments of developing the friendship between the two nations even further. The meeting was also attended by the ambassador of UAE to India, Dr. Ahmed Al Banna and the UAE Foreign Minister is scheduled to meet with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi up next.
This visit marks the latest effort to strengthen ties between the two nations and previously, Sheikh Abdullah visited India in 2018 to meet the Indian Prime Minister and also attend a joint workshop, arranged by Adnoc along with the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, focusing to expand partnerships and investments in the oil and gas industry in both the countries.
In 2017, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed attended a parade during the 68th Republic Day Celebrations in New Delhi. The Indian Prime Minister, Mr Modi’s visited the UAE in 2015 and that was the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 34 years.