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11th Session of India-United Arab Emirates Joint Commission Meeting

September 03, 2015

  1. His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of United Arab Emirates led a delegation of senior officials and captains of leading UAE business houses to India for the 11th session of the India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting for Technical and Economical Cooperation, held on 02-03 September, 2015, in New Delhi. His Highness was accompanied by Her Excellency Ms. Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimi, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  2. During his visit, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan called on the Prime Minister of India and had meetings with External Affairs Minister, Minister of Defence, Minister for Railways, and National Security Adviser.
  3. India and UAE enjoy strong bonds of friendship, which are founded on millenia-old cultrual, relgious and economic interaction between the two regions. The two countries are one of the largest trade partners for each other and have made robust investments with each other. UAE is the sixth largest source of our oil imports and hosts a 2.6 million-strong Indian Community.
  4. His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan co-chaired the Meeting of the Joint Commission with External Affairs Minister of India. During the Joint Commission Meeting, the two sides discussed subjects in areas like, Trade & Commerce; Investments; Finance & Banking; Energy, Hydro-carbons, Petrochemicals & Fertilizers; Defence and Space; Transport, Civil Aviation, Ports & Meteorogy; Health & Agriculture, Education, Culture & Tourism; Security and Combating Crime; Immigration, Consular and Indian Community related issues and arrived on agreements to enhance our cooperation in these areas. The recent historic visit of Prime Minister of India to the UAE has redefined India-UAE bilateral relationship and elevated it to a strategic partnership. The two sides agreed to increase the bilateral trade by 60 per cent over the next five years and also to encourage the investment institutions of the UAE to raise their investments in India, including through the establishment of UAE-India Infrastructure Investment Fund, with the aim of reaching a target of US$ 75 billion. The two sides agreed to work for early establishment of the planned India-UAE Joint Fund for investments in the infrastructure sector in India.
  5. An India-UAE Joint Business Council was inaugurated by the two Foreign Ministers and the two sides signed MOUs on cooperation in the areas of Higher Education & Scientific Research; Tourism, Specifications and Measures, for cooperation between the respective Telecom Regulatory Authorities and also between the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce & Industry.
New Delhi,
September 03, 2015

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