External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will co-chair the 12th session of the India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting for Economic and Technical Cooperation with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of the UAE today.
Along with the Foreign Minister of the UAE, Mrs Swaraj will also inaugurate a Gandhi-Zayed Digital Museum in Abu Dhabi to mark the celebrations of 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth and centenary celebrations of the birth of Shaikh Zayed, founder of the modern UAE. She is also scheduled to interact with the Indian community in Abu Dhabi.
Mrs Swaraj arrived in Abu Dhabi last night. She is leading a delegation of senior officials to the United Arab Emirates. Indian Ambassador Navdeep Suri in a tweet said that External Affairs Minister's visit will give a strong boost to the comprehensive strategic partnership.
India and the UAE enjoy strong bonds of friendship. With nearly 50 billion US Dollar bilateral trade, the two countries are one of the largest trade partners for each other and have made robust investments bilaterally. UAE is the sixth-largest source of India's oil imports and hosts a 33 lakhs strong Indian Community. (AIR NEWS)