Sheikh Mohamed presents Zayed Medal to Narendra Modi in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces on Saturday presented the Indian Prime Minister with the Zayed Medal in recognition of his role in promoting friendship and cooperation.
The two leaders also witnessed the launch of a special commemorative stamp to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Earlier Sheikh Mohamed held official talks with the Indian Prime Minister on enhancing strategic ties as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.
On Friday Narendra Modi told the Emirates News Agency, WAM, in an exclusive interview that India finds a partner in the UAE to achieve its ambitious dream of achieving a US$5 trillion economy.
"We consider the UAE as a valuable partner in realising the objective to reach US$5 trillion economy through a mutually beneficial partnership," said Modi who starts tonight a two-day state visit to the UAE.
"India has embarked on the ambitious, yet achievable, path to be a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25. We are targeting about US$1.7 trillion dollar worth of investments in the coming five years. To achieve this vision, the government is working to promote inflows from domestic as well as foreign sources," the Prime Minister explained.
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.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to pay a two-day state visit to Abu Dhabi from Aug.23, and also to Bahrain
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