The UAE-India relations are set to get a big push as Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, visits India on a three-day official trip. Sheikh Mohamed will be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade. He is only the third Arab leader to attend India’s Republic Day celebrations as Chief Guest. The other two Arab leaders are Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in 2001 and the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia in 2006.
UAE will join India in celebrating its 68th Republic Day with a spectacular illumination of the iconic Burj Khalifa with the colours of the Indian national flag.
The visual expression of the tri-colours will underline the solidarity of the UAE and its people with India, with which the nation shares strong cultural and trade ties. The illumination will be held on January 25, a day prior to India’s Republic Day, as well as on January 26.
India, UAE signed 14 agreements to boost bilateral relations
India and the UAE (United Arab Emirates) inked 14 agreements in various areas to boost bilateral cooperation between both countries. These agreements were signed after delegation level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in New Delhi.
✅ MoU in agriculture and allied sectors
✅ Agreement on Oil Storage and Management
✅ MoU for cooperation in programme exchange
✅ MoU on cooperation in the field of Defence Industry
✅ Agreement on Comprehensive Strategic Partnership
✅ MoU on Institutional Cooperation on Maritime Transport
✅ MoU on Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Competency
✅ MoU on cooperation in prevention and combating of human trafficking
✅ MoU on Bilateral Cooperation in the Road Transport and Highways Sector
✅ MoU on trade remedial measures to promote cooperation in areas of mutual interest
✅ MoU for the cooperation in the field of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and innovation
✅ MoU on mutual exemption of entry visa requirements to the holders of Diplomatic, special and Official Passports.