UAE crown prince to hold discussions on 'global issues of common interest' with PM Modi

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 19 (ANI): The UAE crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan who would be visiting India as the Chief Guest for the 67th Republic Day celebrations would hold discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on bilateral, regional and global issues of common interest. The UAE crown prince would be accompanied with high-level delegation, including ministers, senior officials and captains of industry. The visiting dignitary would also call on President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari. This is the second visit of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi to India since February 2016. Following the landmark visit of Prime Minister Modi to UAE in August 2015, the two countries have agreed to elevate the mutually beneficial relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership. The two countries have been amongst each other's top trading partners with a well-balanced bilateral trade of about US$ 50 billion in 2015-16. UAE is among the top investors in India in terms of foreign direct investments. It contributes significantly to India's energy security and is the fifth largest supplier of crude oil to India in 2015-16. (ANI)