Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed meets Indian foreign minister in Bali

Ministers discussed ways of strengthening relations between the UAE and India

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, met Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of India, on the sidelines of a gathering of G20 foreign ministers held in Bali, Indonesia. Photo: Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation
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Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, has met Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of India, on the sidelines of a meeting of G20 foreign ministers held in Bali, Indonesia.

They discussed ways of strengthening the relations between the UAE and India.

They also discussed areas of co-operation and co-ordination between the two countries aimed at addressing current global challenges, along with regional and international issues of mutual concern.

Sheikh Abdullah said relations between the UAE and India are growing stronger thanks to their leaders' support.

Sheikh Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, wished India further progress, development and prosperity during a G20 meeting in Bali, Indonesia. Photo: Wam

He said President Sheikh Mohamed appreciated the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the UAE in June and his warm feeling toward the Emirati leadership and people.

Sheikh Abdullah also wished for further progress, development and prosperity for India.

Mr Jaishankar spoke about the deep-rooted strategic relations between the UAE and India, as well as their keenness to advance them even further.

The two sides noted that the strategic ties between the countries have grown recently thanks to the signing of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement trade agreement.

The benefits of CEPA include enhanced market access, lower or eliminated tariff rules, simpler customs procedures, clear and transparent rules and rule-based competition.

It is expected to raise UAE-India non-oil trade to more than $100 billion within five years.

The meeting was attended by Ahmed Al Sayegh, Minister of State.

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Updated: July 08, 2022, 4:20 AM
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