In pictures: Two-day state visit of Indian Prime Minister to the UAE
The visit further enriched the rapport established at the highest political levels between India and the UAE.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit comes as part of the two leaderships’ efforts to boost mutual cooperation in all areas. It also comes to follow up on the strategic direction that the two countries' relationship is taking. The two leaders witnessed the signing of an historic agreement, awarding a consortium of Indian oil companies a 10% interest in Abu Dhabi’s offshore Lower Zakum concession. The United Arab Emirates and the Republic of India signed on Saturday an agreement and four memoranda of understanding between the UAE and India as part of joint efforts to consolidate bilateral partnerships and cooperation and open up prospects for joint work. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Prime Minister Modi discussed boosting strategic cooperation between the two nations as well as a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid welcomed the visiting guest in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, visited Abu Dhabi’s Wahat Al Karama, the national landmark built to immortalise the sacrifices of the UAE’s brave heroes. Modi was received by Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Director of The Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court.