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PM Modi Hold Bilateral Talks With UAE Foreign Minister Nahyan , MoU Signed

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| June 26 , 2018 , 01:20 IST

PM Narendra Modi on Monday met the Foreign Minister of United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.  Both the dignitaries held bilateral talks and discussed various issues. 

PM Modi appreciated Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's decision to invest in the upcoming US $44-billion 60 MMTPA greenfield mega refinery and petrochemicals complex in India and welcomed the signing of a MoU in this regard.

After the meeting, PM Narendra Modi tweeted, "Delighted to meet His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, UAE. We had detailed discussions on cementing India-UAE ties."

 

According to an official statement, “The two dignitaries touched upon a range of bilateral cooperation including in trade and investment, defence and people-to-people ties. The Minister noted the growing interest in UAE for investment in India in sectors such as energy, housing, food processing and infrastructure.”

The Foreign Minister of United Arab Emirates conveyed greetings to Prime Minister Modi,  from Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. The Prime Minister warmly reciprocated the good wishes.

Earlier in the day Nahayan also met India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Both the leaders held bilateral talks covering various issues.

Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar tweeted, “Partnership going from strength to strength! EAM Sushma Swaraj met with Foreign Minister of UAE, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Leaders exchanged views on consolidating our bilateral relationship across several sectors between the two countries."

 

UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is on a week-long tour. He arrived in India on Sunday.

Apart from Delhi, The United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister, during his trip will visit Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengaluru.

 Abdullah will also attend an interactive session at the International Council of World Affairs and visit the Akshardham Temple here.