Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Abu Dhabi on August 23, 2019.


Narendra Modi arrives in UAE


DUBAI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the UAE on Friday night to receive the UAE’s highest civilian honour and to hold bilateral talks.

Modi arrived in Abu Dhabi from Paris on the second leg of his tri-nation tour.

He will receive the UAE’s highest civil honour, the Order of Zayed, on Saturday. It will be the first time that an Indian leader will be given the recognition, which was conferred on him in April in recognition of his efforts to develop UAE-India relations.

Modi is also expected to hold talks with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The talks will be followed with a banquet, officials said.

Modi will also launch Indian card payment scheme, RuPay card at the Emirates Palace and a stamp to commemorate the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

Modi will then head to Bahrain on his first visit to the country. ICA/Expat Media


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