EAM Jaishankar to visit UAE on August 31

EAM Jaishankar to visit UAE on August 31

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will be on a three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates from August 31 to carry out a review of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

Mr. Jaishankar, alongside his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will review the partnership during the 14th India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) and the third India-UAE Strategic Dialogue.

“These meetings will provide an opportunity to both the ministers to review the entire spectrum of comprehensive strategic partnership between India and UAE and regional and global developments,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday.”

Jaishankar will also meet other dignitaries of the UAE. India and the UAE have regularly had top-level discussions this year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Abu Dhabi on June 28 and met the gulf country’s President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Earlier, on February 18, both leaders had participated in a virtual summit during which the India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) was signed and a vision statement was implemented. Thereafter, on July 14, both leaders were a part of the I2U2 virtual summit which was also attended by US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid.

The new grouping is known as ‘I2U2’ with ‘I’ denoting India and Israel and ‘U’ for the US and the UAE.