Indian Ambassador to UAE Navdeep Singh Suri
Indian Ambassador to UAE Navdeep Singh Suri

Food corridor, skill mapping programme on cards: Indian Ambassador to UAE

ANI | Updated: May 13, 2018 16:18 IST

Abu Dhabi [U.A.E.], May 13 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to UAE Navdeep Singh Suri said that they are working on skill mapping programme to map the demands of the UAE job market with the skill development programmes in India.
Speaking to ANI about the 3.3 million Indian nationals in UAE, he said, "We are working on a very ambitious skill mapping programme, where we map the demands of the UAE job market with the skill development programmes in India. We align our skill development programmes with those requirements and make sure that the certifications we issue in India are accepted by the UAE authorities. So that our workers when they come, get much better wages."
While talking about important discussions that took place between India and the UAE, said, he further said that they are planning to set up a food corridor on the demand of UAE.
"It (food corridor) will be beneficial for our farmers who suffer when there's a glut in the market and prices crash. This fits into the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which would double the income of farmers in the next 5 years," Suri told ANI.
He further hailed the UAE for granting 55,000 square meters of land for the temple and said the generosity of the rulers of UAE is respected.
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan is leading an official delegation to the UAE from May 12 to 14.
Pradhan is visiting UAE to follow up on the February 2018 UAE visit of Prime Minister Modi.
During the visit of the Prime Minister, Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL) signed an agreement with the ADNOC of UAE under which the latter will store about 5.86 million barrels of crude oil in India's Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) facility at Mangalore at its own cost. (ANI)

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