ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss the regional and bilateral issues with top leadership in the UAE. He has arrived in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi.
He visited UAE as part of his three-way tour to France, Bahrain and UAE.
He will be talking to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan about the bilateral, regional and international matters of mutual interest of UAE and India.
PM Modi will also launch the RuPay card formally to expand the network of cashless transactions abroad.
Reached Abu Dhabi.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 23, 2019
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. pic.twitter.com/gpFmCeulj6
PM Modi will also receive the highest civilian decoration conferred by the UAE government, the Order of Zayed.
In few minutes, Prime Minister @narendramodi to be awarded Order of Zayed which is the United Arab Emirates' highest civil decoration. In recognition of his leadership in giving a big boost to bilateral relations between India and UAE. It's also birth centenary of Sheikh Zayed. pic.twitter.com/ePUc9xXQOo— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) August 23, 2019
After this event, Prime Minister will go to Bahrain to have a conversation with King Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
In Bahrain, he will witness the formal beginning of the re-development of the temple of Shreenathji which is also the oldest in the Gulf region. It will also be an Indian prime Minister's first visit to the country of Bahrain.
He will interact with Indian diaspora as well. Afterwards, he will go back to France to attend the G7 Summit meetings.
Discussions with Edouard Philippe will take place on bilateral and mutual interests to further boost the comprehensive strategic partnership.
Modi met UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay. The Indian community at the UNESCO headquarters was addressed by Modi after inaugurating a memorial at the foothills of the Mont Blanc mountain. The memorial was in the honour of the victims of two Air India crashes in France in 1950s and 1960s. In the plane crash, several Indians were killed, including Homi J Bhabha who was regarded as the father of India's nuclear programme.