Jaishankar Holds Talks With UAE Counterpart; Discusses Cooperation in Energy, Food Security

Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held talks together with his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan right here on Tuesday and mentioned cooperation within the areas of vitality, meals safety, commerce and defence, moreover exchanging views on varied “regional hotspots”.

Jaishankar together with Sheikh Abdullah, who’s on a two-day go to to India accompanied by a high-level delegation, reviewed the continual progress in bilateral relations throughout totally different domains, for the reason that 14th Joint Fee assembly held by them in September 2022.

The 2 leaders appreciated the progress within the bilateral relationship, particularly in commerce, funding, consular issues, training and meals safety, a press release launched by the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) stated.

Each ministers famous that bilateral commerce has proven considerable progress underneath the Complete Financial Partnership Settlement (CEPA) which got here into pressure on Could 1, 2022, the assertion stated.

India’s exports to the UAE between April-September 2022 had been about USD 16 billion which was a rise of 24 per cent year-on-year whereas India’s imports elevated 38 per cent to succeed in USD 28.4 billion in the identical interval.

In a tweet, Jaishankar stated, “Simply concluded complete discussions with FM HH @ABZayed of UAE this afternoon. Appreciated the progress in our bilateral relationship, particularly in commerce, funding, consular issues, training and meals safety.” “Exchanged views on the worldwide state of affairs and varied regional hotspots. The wealthy dialog mirrored the substance and closeness of our partnership,” he stated.

The MEA stated that on meals safety cooperation underneath I2U2 (India, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and america), a delegation led by the CEO of ADQ visited India in October 2022 to take discussions ahead with totally different stakeholders.

IIT Delhi has held conferences with its Abu Dhabi companion, ADEK for establishing the IIT Delhi campus in Abu Dhabi. The conferences of the Joint Committee on Consular Affairs and the joint working group on manpower had been held in October and November 2022.

Each side have additionally taken ahead their discussions on different areas of cooperation, together with vitality, healthcare, defence, house, local weather change, expertise, fin-tech and startups, the MEA stated.

CIM Group and Abu Dhabi Funding Authority chairman held a profitable assembly of the high-level job pressure on investments in October 2022 by which all the vary of commerce and funding cooperation was mentioned, it stated.

Each ministers additionally exchanged views on the worldwide state of affairs and varied regional hotspots in addition to the cooperation between the 2 international locations within the UN Safety Council, the MEA stated.

The assembly at Hyderabad Home right here was additionally attended by UAE MOS for Worldwide Cooperation, Reem Al Hashimy, and International Secretary Vinay Kwatra.

The exterior affairs minister additionally hosted a lunch within the honour of the UAE international minister and the accompanying delegation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the UAE on June 28 and met President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Jaishankar had visited the UAE in August-September to co-chair the 14th Joint Fee Assembly and the third Strategic Dialogue with UAE International Minister Sheikh Abdullah.

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