Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in UAE on Tuesday evening following his three-day visit to Germany for the G-7 meeting.
Modi is on a special visit to UAE to pay personal condolence after the recent demise of its former president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
As a special gesture, the President and Ruler of UAE Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, accompanied by senior members of the Royal Family, interacted with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Abu Dhabi airport.
PM Narendra Modi was extended a special gesture of reception by the UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his gratitude to the UAE President and Royal family for their gesture of coming to the airport to meet him. He wrote on Twitter:
I am touched by the special gesture of my brother, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, of coming to welcome me at Abu Dhabi airport. My gratitude to him. @MohamedBinZayed pic.twitter.com/8hdHHGiR0z— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 28, 2022
This will be PM Modi's first meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan since his election as the new President of the UAE and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanging greetings with the President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Addressing a briefing ahead of PM Modi's visit to UAE, Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra earlier said that security, education and investment will feature in discussions between India and UAE. The Foreign Secretaru said that bilateral relations between India and UAE are "dynamic, robust, and widespread".