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Modi arrives in UAE

IANS  |  Abu Dhabi 

Indian arrived here on Saturday on the second leg of his three-nation tour to and the Gulf.

Modi, who visited Palestine earlier in the day, is scheduled to hold talks with of and of the (UAE) Armed Forces UAE Armed Forces Sheikh later on Saturday evening, following which several agreements will be signed.

This is Modi's second visit to the UAE, home to around three million expatriate Indians, after his visit in 2015, which was the first by an Indian in 34 years.

While it is one of the largest suppliers of to India, the UAE is also the 10th largest investor in in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) having invested an estimated $8 billion.

As of 2016-17, India-UAE trade stood at around $52 billion, making the largest trading partner of the UAE, while the Gulf nation is the fourth largest trading partner of

On Sunday, will meet members of the Indian community here during the course of which he will lay the foundation stone of a temple via video linking.

Thereafter, he will travel to where he will deliver the keynote address at the Sixth World Government Summit, in which India is the guest of honour country this year.

From Dubai, the will proceed to on the third and last leg of his tour.



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 20:14 IST