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PM Modi Receives Warm Welcome in Abu Dhabi, Embraces UAE’s Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

The inauguration of the iconic BAPS Hindu Mandir marks a significant milestone in the cultural exchange between India and the UAE.

PM Modi at UAE

PM Modi at UAE

United Arab Emirates President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan extended a warm welcome to Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

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The two leaders embraced in a video shared by news agency PTI, showcasing the camaraderie between them. Before this, PM Modi was accorded a Guard of Honour to mark his arrival.

During his two-day visit to the Gulf nation, PM Modi is scheduled to engage in extensive discussions with the top leadership of the UAE to strengthen the bilateral strategic partnership. Additionally, he will inaugurate the first Hindu stone temple in the region. Notably, this marks PM Modi’s seventh visit to the UAE since 2015, underlining the significance of the bilateral relationship.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on his seventh visit to the United Arab Emirates, reinforcing the strong ties between the two nations. In a tweet before his departure, PM Modi emphasized the significance of India-UAE friendship, underscoring the frequency of his visits as a testament to their robust relationship.

PM Modi at UAE

During his two-day visit, PM Modi is scheduled to engage in discussions with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, further strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries. Notably, he will inaugurate the first Hindu Mandir in the UAE and address the Indian community in Abu Dhabi.

Additionally, PM Modi has been invited to address world leaders at the World Government Summit in Dubai on February 14, reflecting India’s growing global influence. This summit provides a platform for leaders to discuss pressing global issues and collaborate on solutions.

The inauguration of the iconic BAPS Hindu Mandir marks a significant milestone in the cultural exchange between India and the UAE. Over the past nine years, cooperation between the two nations has flourished across various sectors, including trade, defense, food security, energy, and education.

During PM Modi’s previous visit to Abu Dhabi, several Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) were signed, covering key areas such as local currency settlement, renewable energy, and healthcare innovation. The bilateral trade between India and the UAE has reached approximately $85 billion, highlighting the economic vitality of their relationship.

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Furthermore, the UAE stands as one of the top investors in India, reflecting the mutual trust and confidence between the two countries. Following his visit to the UAE, PM Modi will proceed to Qatar, where he will meet with HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad, further cementing India’s ties with the Gulf region.

In summary, PM Modi’s visit underscores the deepening bonds between India and the UAE, as well as India’s commitment to enhancing its partnerships across the Gulf region.