PM Modi to address Indian Community in Dubai

PM Modi to address Indian Community in Dubai

PM Modi to address Indian Community in Dubai

The two countries have been among each other's top trading partners with bilateral trade of about $50 billion in 2015-16.

To cooperate in the field of manpower, the two sides signed a MoU that aims to institutionalise the collaborative administration of contractual employment of Indian workers in UAE.

Mr Modi said, the world is our stage and millions of Indians are progressing to new heights. "Its membership in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and visibility at several leading worldwide forums, clearly shows that it is today a global player", an official said. He will address the Indian community there on Sunday. But we are not satisfied at this, we want to do better.

Then, Modi and Netanyahu inaugurated a center for technological innovation and announced a plan for cooperation between start-ups from both countries, which aims to combine Israel's technology knowledge with India's product development capabilities. He said the aim is to go forward.

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Technology is changing at the speed of thought, Modi said, adding that it has empowered the common man through minimum government, maximum governance.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the award as an honour for the people of India. He described the transformation as a miracle.

He will proceed to the venue of the World Government Summit where he will deliver a keynote address.

Abbas again denied that he was refusing to return to the negotiating table with Israel, saying he was prepared to do so on the basis of a multilateral mechanism where several countries would sponsor the peace talks. Twenty Heads of States, head of governments and global organizations are participating in the Summit.

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Mr Modi will witness the live streaming of the groundbreaking ceremony of first Hindu temple being built in Abu Dhabi. The temple will be hand-carved by Indian temple artisans and assembled in the UAE, said the BAPS spokesperson. He said, the temple will give a new identity to Indianness in UAE. The temple itself is expected to cover about five acres of land. The project will be completed by 2020.

During the delegation-level talks, the issues of security, investment and people-to-people ties figured, it is learned.

Mr Modi also met his Kyrgyzstan counterpart Sapar Isakov in Dubai. He is also scheduled to interact with businesspersons of Oman on developing stronger economic links with India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Gulf and West Asia from February 9 to 12 may be his fifth overall, yet there is a maiden angle to it.

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