India-UAE relations are vibrant, strong and widespread: Foreign Secy Kwatra


June 24, 2022 9:12 p.m. STI

New Delhi [India], June 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 28 to offer his personal condolences on the passing of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, former President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi. He will also congratulate Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on his election as the new President of the United Arab Emirates.
Addressing a briefing ahead of Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Germany and the United Arab Emirates, Foreign Minister Vinay Mohan Kwatra said security, education and investment were among the areas of discussion between the India and the United Arab Emirates and that bilateral relations were “vibrant, strong and comprehensive”.
“Energy security is an important pillar of our relations. Connecting people is another aspect. Security, environment, education and investment are other areas of discussion between the two countries,” he said. he declared.
Responding to a question about the controversial remarks of a suspended BJP leader, he said: “Regarding the question of the prophet, almost all countries in the Middle East have an understanding of India’s position. We communicated our position on various platforms. I don’t know think it will be more advanced.”
This will be Prime Minister Modi’s first meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan since his election as the new President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi.

The Prime Minister will travel to the United Arab Emirates after attending the G7 summit in Germany.
Kwatra said India’s regular participation in G7 summits clearly indicates a growing acceptance and recognition that India must be part of all sustained efforts to find a solution to the challenges, global challenges in particular, with which the world is confronted.
Prime Minister Modi will travel to Schloss Elmau, Germany, for the G7 summit under the German presidency on June 26-27.
During the Summit, the Prime Minister is expected to address two sessions focusing on environment, energy, climate, food security, health, gender equality and democracy.
In order to strengthen international collaboration on these important issues, other democracies such as Argentina, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa have also been invited.
On the sidelines of the summit, the Prime Minister will hold bilateral meetings with the leaders of some of the participating countries.
The invitation to the G7 summit is in the tradition of strong and close partnership and high-level political contacts between India and Germany. The Prime Minister’s last visit to Germany was on May 2, 2022 for the sixth edition of the India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC). (ANI)


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