India, UAE discuss regional issues, expressed optimism over cooperation

Indian side invited further investments from UAE in key sectors of the Indian economy such as infrastructure including logistics, food parks, highways, ports, airports, renewable energy and defence.

Indian side invited further investments from UAE in key sectors of the Indian economy such as infrastructure including logistics, food parks, highways, ports, airports, renewable energy and defence.
New Delhi: India and UAE discussed the regional issues on Monday pertaining to their neighbourhood and cooperation at the United Nations and other multilateral fora. Both sides expressed optimism over the growing trade, economic and investment cooperation between the two countries.
The Indian side invited further investments from UAE in key sectors of the Indian economy such as infrastructure including logistics, food parks, highways, ports, airports, renewable energy and defence.
Both the countries held the 13th Session of the India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation virtually on Monday.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan co-chaired the meeting.

“On August 13, the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) was also held virtually between Secretary (Consular, Passport and Visa & Overseas Indian Affairs) in the Ministry of External Affairs Sanjay Bhattacharyya and UAE Assistant Minister of Economic and Trade Affairs Abdul Nasser Al Shaali,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
In preparation for the JCM and SOM, virtual meetings of the members of the 5 Sub-Committees from India and the UAE on Overview and High-level exchanges; Economic, Trade and Investment cooperation; Consular & Community Affairs cooperation; Defence and security cooperation; and Education, culture and youth cooperation were held on August 10 and 11.

“Wide-ranging discussions were held in a friendly, frank and constructive atmosphere, reflecting the strong bilateral ties between the two strategic partners,” it added.

It is to be noted that the close political relations between the two countries, both sides expressed satisfaction over the sustenance of momentum in the bilateral relations in various areas for mutual benefit under the aegis of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
They agreed to strengthen cooperation in ongoing areas and also to explore cooperation in newer areas reflecting the changing times.

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