You are here: Home » Current Affairs » News » National
Business Standard

UAE one of the most valued partners and a close friend, says PM Modi

Modi thanked the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince for 'looking after the welfare of Indian nationals in UAE'


IANS  |  New Delhi 

UAE, Saudi, Modi, Narendra
PM Narendra Modi (left) welcomes Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, in New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday described the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as one of India's "most valued partners and a close friend in an important region of the world".

In his press statement after holding talks with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Modi said he held "very fruitful and productive discussions" and that the talks had "particularly focused on implementation of various decisions" taken during their last two meetings.

"We agreed to sustain the momentum of our relations in key areas including energy and investments," Modi said.

Modi said: "We have been successful in creating new synergy in out ties. We have shaped an ambitious roadmap of engagement to make our comprehensive strategic partnership purposeful and action oriented."

"I expressed gratitude to His Highness for looking after the welfare of Indian nationals in UAE," he said. Modi also said that he thanked the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi for allotting land for a temple for the Indian diaspora in Abu Dhabi.

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Wed, January 25 2017. 13:54 IST