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India and the UAE: Envisioning a Partnership for the Future

Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed and the Indian PM Narendra Modi issue joint statement

The United Arab Emirates and the Republic of India are committed to building a modern strategic partnership based on the two countries' shared values of religious tolerance and the importance of building open, multi-cultural societies that are respectful of differences related to faith.

On the occasion of the visit of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to attend the 68th Republic Day celebrations of India as chief guest, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued the following joint statement:

“India and the UAE are linked by our common desire to build a resilient modern strategic partnership. This desire has become more manifest in the last two years. In this time, we have personally built a bond of friendship that has allowed us to shed the traditional approach of incremental progress.

"Instead, we are using the springboard of our friendship to give our partnership a bold new vision that goes beyond our bilateral relations. We will contribute to a regional order that reflects our shared interest in stability, prosperity and tolerance. That is the promise that we have made to each other.

"In this enterprise, we are fortunate to be able to draw on centuries of accumulated goodwill and understanding between our nations. The promise that the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Father of the Nation of the UAE so presciently foresaw in 1970, even before UAE's independence, is translating into...Read more...

Source: gulfnews.com