Narendra Modi is being received by officials and dignitaries in Abu Dhabi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived in Abu Dhabi, on the second leg of his three-nation visit.
The Indian Prime Minister tweeted, "Looking forward to holding talks with His Highness Crown Prince@MohamedBinZayed and discussing the full range of friendship between India and UAE. Deepening economic relations will also be on the agenda during this visit."
Modi would meet the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Saturday, to discuss bilateral, regional and international matters of mutual interest.
The Prime Minister will receive the “Order of Zayed” honour and launch the RuPay card.
On Saturday, he will have an interaction with the NRI business community.
A ceremonial welcome would be held at the Presidential Palace, after which delegation level talks would be held.
The Prime Minister would receive the Order of Zayed, the highest civil decoration of the UAE, which was conferred earlier in April 2019 in recognition of his distinguished leadership for giving a big boost to bilateral relations between the two countries, an MEA statement said.
The Prime Minister would pay a state visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain from August 24-25 in the first ever Prime Ministerial visit from India to the Gulf monarchy.
India’s energy security is a top priority for the UAE with ADNOC being the only foreign oil and gas company, to date, to invest in India’s strategic petroleum reserves programme.
The UAE and India enjoy strong and cordial relations across multiple fronts, backed by top-level political and people-to-people interactions.
Sheikh Mohamed on Saturday presented Narendra Modi with the Zayed Medal in recognition of his role in promoting friendship and cooperation.
Fog blanketed some of the interior areas of the UAE on Thursday morning, and lasted for five and a half hours. It started at midnight and continued until 5.30am, due to a surface air depression with a high air extension in the upper atmosphere.
Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V. Muraleedharan launched the PBSK mobile app in Dubai on Thursday. The app, developed by the ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Sahayata Kendra (PBSK), will help distressed Indian expatriates in the UAE to reach the PBSK for help.
The UAE has been assessed to be the leader in the 22-country Arab Region on caring for the environment through sustainable finance practices, specifically on climate change finance, bolstered by regulations or legislation.