MoFAIC chairs 3rd session of UAE-India Strategic Dialogue

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), has chaired the third session of the UAE-India Strategic Dialogue, which was held in Abu Dhabi.

The Indian side was headed by Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India’s Minister of External Affairs. During the session, both parties discussed issues of common interest and prospects for enhancing bilateral cooperation, in line with the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the UAE and India.

Additionally, they discussed a range of regional and global concerns. Sheikh Abdullah emphasized the long-standing strategic relations between the UAE and India as well as the continuous expansion of their cooperation at all levels, due to the support and care of their leadership.

Sheikh Abdullah also affirmed that the countries have succeeded in establishing an advanced and sustainable model for their strategic relations, which has yielded many significant achievements across several sectors.

The UAE-India CEPA, signed last February, has broadened the horizons for developing and strengthening their economic relations to drive sustainable development in both countries.

Dr. Jaishankar stressed the keenness to strengthen and develop UAE-India strategic relations to meet the aspirations of their leaderships, noting that the strides made within the framework of their partnership are a source of pride and a driver to seek more successes to achieve common development goals.

The session was attended by Ms. Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Mr. Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State, Dr. Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to the UAE President, Dr. Abdul Nasser Al Shaali, Assistant Minister for Economic and Trade Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Dr. Ahmed Abdulrahman Al Banna, UAE Ambassador to India, and a number of officials from both sides.

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