Indian Prime Minister ‘Narendra Modi’ will visit ‘Masdar City’ in ‘Abu Dhabi’ to meet a business delegation. He was first Indian PM to visit since 34 years. His schedule to visit zero carbon city is part of UAE visit which start through lunch with Abu Dhabi Ruler. Later PM addressees Indian dispersal at cricket stadium where the stadium capacity is 40,000 people but event received 50,000 registrations. This two day visit by Modi is to strengthen collaboration in security and trade.
He visited historic mosque in Abu Dhabi on his first day, next reached Indian workers and interacted. Modi also posed for a selfie at the mosque which is built with marbles collected all across the world including India. Around 2.6 million Indians live in UAE.
In the visitors book of third largest mosque Sheikh Zayed, PM Modi wrote,
“This magnificent place of worship strikes you with its size and beauty. It brings together exquisite skills and creations from around the world, and serves as a fine example of human achievements and unity.”
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi ‘Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’ received Modi at the airport. In his
previous statements PM narrated Gulf country is close to his heart and mentioned it a ‘Mini-India’.
Later Modi visited a residential camp which is home to 28,000 workers where he made conversation with about 300 people among them. PM’s main aim is to improve ties between two nations in trade and investments where the trip is loaded with complete business meetings. UAE’s concern over Islamic State unfurl may also be expected to have in talks.
To Dubai based newspaper Khaleej Times, PM said
“India and UAE have everything to be a top priority for each other. This is the way I look at the UAE. The Gulf region is vital for India’s economic, energy and security interests.”