PM Modi visits UAE after France; Focus on defence, energy security
Latest Updates Abu Dhabi: PM Modi Arrives in Abu Dhabi to Strengthen Bilateral Relations: Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Abu Dhabi for a one-day visit to the UAE. His main objective is to meet with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and assess the growing partnership between the two nations. This visit comes after PM Modi's successful trip to Paris, where he participated in the Bastille Day parade as the Guest of Honour alongside French President Emmanuel Macron and signed various agreements to enhance bilateral ties. During his time in Abu Dhabi, PM Modi will engage in discussions with Sheikh Al Nahyan, who serves as both the President of the UAE and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
Prime Minister Modi expressed his anticipation to meet his close associate, H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his departure statement at the beginning of his two-country trip.
Prime Minister Modi highlighted the extensive collaboration between our nations in various sectors including trade, investments, energy, food security, science and technology, education, fintech, defence, security, and strong interpersonal connections. During his visit to the UAE, the emphasis will be on energy, food security, and defence, as the two countries assess the advancements in their bilateral relations following the signing of a significant trade agreement.
Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) was signed, bringing a fresh impetus to the economic cooperation between India and the UAE. These two countries actively collaborate in multiple areas including trade, investments, energy, food security, science and technology, education, fintech, defence, security, and enjoy strong interpersonal relationships.
The Indian expatriate community in the UAE is the largest ethnic group, making up around 30% of the country's total population. According to UAE records in 2021, the estimated number of Indian residents was approximately 3.5 million.