PM Narendra Modi to visit UAE, Bahrain from 23 Aug

Monday, August 19, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates ( UAE) and Bahrain from August 23, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday.

During the visit, Modi will receive the Order of Zayed, the highest civil decoration of the UAE which was conferred to him in April 2019 in recognition of his distinguished leadership that gave a big boost to bilateral relations between the two countries."The award in the name of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, acquires special significance as it was awarded to Prime Minister Modi in the year of the birth centenary of Sheikh Zayed," a statement by the MEA read.

Modi will hold a meeting with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss bilateral, regional and international matters of mutual interest.India and the UAE enjoy warm, close and multi-faceted relations underpinned by cultural, religious and economic linkages which, during Modi's previous visit to the country in August 2015, stood elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. With a robust flow of bilateral investments and an annual bilateral trade of about USD 60 billion, the UAE is India's third-largest trade partner. It is also the fourth-largest exporter of crude oil for India."A 3.3 million-strong vibrant Indian community in the UAE nourishes the vibrant people-to-people contacts between our two friendly countries. The visit would further strengthen our friendly bilateral ties with the UAE," the statement read.

Modi will depart for Bahrain on August 24 for what would be the first-ever Prime Ministerial visit from India to the country. He will meet Bahrain PM Prince Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and discuss the entire spectrum of bilateral relations, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.India enjoys close and friendly relations with Bahrain rooted in ancient trade and cultural links and people to people contacts and underpinned by regular exchange of high-level visits. India-Bahrain bilateral trade has been on the rise for the last few years, reaching about USD 1.3 billion in 2018-19.

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Monday, August 19, 2019
@ the article with open eyes... PM will recieve the Award called "Order of Zayed", the highest civil decoration of the UAE which was conferred to him. he has to go to receive it.. he is not going there to eat pani puri..
also no Indian PM has visited Bahrain till date.. so again his visit there is very important for India.
60 billion trade from UAE and 1.3 billion from Bahrain are great trade figures benefiting India....Jai Hind

Monday, August 19, 2019
So he started once again on his infamous tours? Why dont you visit Kuwait?

Monday, August 19, 2019
good job PM...get the GCC countries in solid friendship with India so the Begging Bowl of PAk will reduce on which basis the beggar is trying to play on World Stage and talking about consequences about Kashmir to India....JAI HIND

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