PM Modi’s meeting with Crown Prince today, for highest civilian honor of UAE

PM Modi meeting in UAE
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Abu Dhabi after finishing his two-day tour of France. The Prime Minister will meet Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan here today. There will also be a bilateral meeting between the two leaders today. Modi will get UAE’s highest civilian honor ‘Order of Zayed’ will also be awarded.

Strengthening economic relations on the agenda,
Modi tweeted that he had reached Abu Dhabi, very much hopeful for bilateral talks with Shehzade Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. In the meeting, there will be talks on strengthening bilateral relations between India and UAE. Strengthening economic relations will also be the agenda of the meeting. This is PM Modi’s third UAE visit in the last four years. The visit is taking place at a time when Pakistan is busy gaining the support of Muslim countries especially against India.

Feeling honored, on the question related to being awarded the UAE’s highest civilian award ‘Order of Zayed’, PM Modi said that I feel very honored about this. This honor is evidence of the growing partnership between the two countries. It is not my honor to the 1.3 billion people of India. It shows the strength of bilateral relations between the two countries for security, peace and prosperity.

It was announced in April that the UAE had announced the highest honor of UAE given to PM Modi in April. The honor is bestowed on the name of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the UAE. The UAE, the largest trading center in the Gulf region, is home to a large number of expatriate Indians. India-UAE bilateral trade is $ 60 billion and UAE is India’s third largest trading partner.

Bahrain visit is also important
Modi will travel from here to Bahrain and have a meeting with Shah Sheikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa. PM Modi’s visit to Bahrain will also be very important as it will be the first visit of an Indian Prime Minister to this country. Prime Minister Modi will leave for France on Sunday to attend the G-7 summit. On the sidelines of the G-7 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Donald Trump.

Discussion on Kashmir with Trump possible
US President Donald Trump may discuss Kashmir issue and human rights between Pakistan and India during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G-7 summit this week. A senior US administration official briefed Trump’s agenda. The top official said, “President Trump would like to know from Prime Minister Narendra Modi what is India’s plan as the world’s largest democracy to reduce regional tensions and respect human rights in Kashmir.”