External Affairs Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj, would be leading a delegation of senior officials to the United Arab Emirates from 03-04 December, 2018 for co-chairing 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.
India and the UAE enjoy strong bonds of friendship, which are founded on millennia-old cultural, religious and economic interaction between the two regions. In the recent past, with the exchange of visits at the highest-level, the relationship has been elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. With nearly US$ 50 billion bilateral trade, the two countries are one of the largest trade partners for each other and have made robust investments bilaterally. The UAE is the sixth-largest source of our oil imports and hosts a 3.3 million-strong Indian Community.
During her visit, External Affairs Minister would be calling on the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Along with the Foreign Minister of the UAE, EAM would be inaugurating 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 would also interact with the Indian community in Abu Dhabi.