Abdullah bin Zayed, External Affairs Minister of India discuss strengthening strategic relations

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, congratulated Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on his reappointment as External Affairs Minister of India.

This came as the UAE top diplomat received Dr. S. Jaishankar for a working dinner in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, wherein they discussed further strengthening the long-standing friendship ties between the two countries.

They reviewed the progress made in various areas of bilateral cooperation within the framework of the comprehensive strategic and economic partnership between the UAE and Republic of India.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and Dr. Jaishankar explored the two countries’ efforts to strengthen joint cooperation in all sectors, including economic, trade, investment, education, culture, health, food security, renewable energy, and climate change.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed stressed that the UAE and India share a strong and strategic partnership, marked by growing momentum in bilateral cooperation.

This collaboration, he added, is aimed at achieving comprehensive development and ensuring sustainable economic prosperity for both nations and their citizens.

“In 2017, the relationship between the two countries was elevated to a comprehensive strategic partnership. This significant development further deepened and strengthened the already strong ties based on a solid foundation of mutual understanding, trust, respect, and shared interests,” H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed noted.

“The UAE-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), launched in May 2022, has significantly boosted economic and trade cooperation in a way that supports the national development goals of both countries,” His Highness added.

In a related context, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and Dr. Jaishankar explored areas for collaboration within international organisations, while also exchanging views on current regional and international developments, including the situation in the Middle East.