Abu Dhabi Crown Prince receives ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan

New Delhi, Feb.11 (ANI): Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed Al Nahyan, was accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here on Thursday.

He was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The visiting dignitary was also given a Guard of Honour.

A slew of agreements, including defence equipment manufacturing and civil nuclear cooperation, are likely to be signed between India and the UAE during the Crown Prince’s maiden visit to the country.

The issue of terrorism and the ISIS threat are also likely to figure during the meeting between the Crown Prince and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House here.

Prime Minister Modi had earlier described Sheikh Mohammed as a visionary leader, saying his visit will add new vigour and momentum to comprehensive strategic partnership between both nations.

The Crown Prince is being accompanied by a high-level delegation. Secretary (East) in the External Affairs Ministry, Anil Wadhwa, had earlier said that India and the UAE have committed to raise their bilateral trade by 60 percent in the next five years. (ANI)

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