UAE minister meets Modi, discusses bilateral cooperation

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New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed bilateral cooperation in trade and investment, defence and people-to-people ties.

The visiting minister conveyed to Modi greetings from Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Prime Minister reciprocated the good wishes, said an official statement.

“The two dignitaries touched upon a range of bilateral cooperation including in trade and investment, defence and people-to-people ties,” it added.

The minister noted the growing interest in the UAE for investment in India’s sectors such as energy, housing, food processing and infrastructure.

PM Modi appreciated Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s decision to invest in the upcoming US $44-billion 60 MMTPA greenfield mega refinery and petrochemicals complex in India and welcomed the signing of an MoU in this regard.

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The minister noted the contribution of Indian community in the UAE to the country’s economy and well-being.

–IANS

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