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PM speaks with Abu Dhabi crown prince

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

spoke with the of on Monday and thanked him for inviting to address the

The and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the of and of the expressed happiness over the growing strength of all-round bilateral cooperation.

"They reiterated their commitment to further consolidate the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership," a statement from the said quoting the telephonic conversation.

took this opportunity to thank the for the invitation extended to for addressing the as a guest of honour in on March 1.

"He expressed hope that this historical participation would contribute to attaining the common objectives of peace and progress," the statement said.

In a major diplomatic achievement, for the first time addressed the OIC meeting, and asserted that the war against terrorism, which was destabilising regions and putting the world at great peril, was not against any religion.

India's participation came despite strong demand by to rescind the invitation to to address the grouping of the which was turned down by the host UAE, resulting in Pakistan's boycotting the plenary.

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First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 21:40 IST