PM Modi writes to UAE President to further boost bilateral strategic ties

PM Modi writes to UAE President to further boost bilateral strategic ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi put in writing to UAE President Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to further cement the bilateral strategic relations and the possibility of growing them to serve their common interests, the official media reported.

 Modi’s letter was handed over to the UAE President Mohammed by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday during his recent visit to the UAE.

Jaishankar visited UAE this week to attend the meetings of the 14th session of the UAE-India Joint Committee and the 3rd session of the UAE-India Strategic Dialogue.

“During the meeting, the two sides discussed various aspects of their bilateral relations and the importance of cooperating to enhance and advance them within the framework of their comprehensive strategic partnership and the UAE-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), in addition to several regional and international issues of mutual concern,” UAE’s official news agency WAM reported.

“Thank HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for receiving me. Conveyed the personal greetings and warm wishes of PM @narendramodi. Highly value his guidance in taking our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership to greater heights,” Jaishankar said in a tweet on Friday.

Bilateral trade in the last financial year was approximately USD 72 billion. The gulf nation is India’s third largest trade partner and second largest export destination.