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Modi meets UAE PM, discusses bilateral ties

Press Trust of India  |  Dubai 

today met UAE Vice President and Mohammed bin Rashid and discussed ways to expand bilateral cooperation in trade, defence and people-to-people contacts.

Modi also met business leaders from Gulf Cooperation Council countries and shared his vision of "new India" with them.

"Strengthening our comprehensive strategic partnership! Modi met with of UAE Sheikh Mohammed in Dubai," Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson tweeted.

The two leaders had an engaging discussion on expanding cooperation in trade and investment, defence and security and people-to-people contacts, Kumar said.

Modi also met on the sidelines of the World Summit in

Yesterday, Modi arrived in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, and held wide-ranging talks with of Abu Dhabi as the two sides signed five agreements, including a historic pact awarding a consortium of Indian companies a 10 per cent stake in offshore concession.

"Taking story to the business leaders! Prime Minister Modi painted the vision of a new and shared the ease of doing business in with the business leaders from countries," Kumar said in another tweet.

"He spoke at length about the economic opportunities in India and the series of reforms undertaken in the last 3.5 years," the said in tweet.

Modi, earlier, launched a project for the construction of the first in Abu Dhabi, describing the holy place as a "catalytic agent" of humanity and harmony that will become a medium of India's identity.

He laid the foundation stone for the BAPS Swaminarayan temple via from the Opera House, where he addressed the members of the Indian community.

Modi is visiting the for the second time after his 2015 trip to the Gulf country.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 15:10 IST