Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephone conversation on Friday with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Prime Minister Modi, during the phone call, appreciated and acknowledged the UAE’s support for the Indian community during the COVID pandemic. Prime Minister Modi also conveyed his best wishes to his counterpart for the Dubai Expo 2020 which will be held in Dubai from October 1.
I had a very useful teleconference with His Highness @MohamedBinZayed. Review of the progress of our global strategic partnership and discussion of recent regional developments. I appreciated the UAE’s support to the Indian community during Covid-19 and conveyed my best wishes for the Dubai Expo.
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 3, 2021
What did the two leaders discuss?
Prime Minister Modi’s telephone interview with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan positively assessed the continued progress of bilateral cooperation in various fields within the framework of the India-UAE Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
The discussion revolved around regional issues of common interest to the two nations. Prime Minister Modi and his counterpart Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan agreed that there is no room for terrorism and extremism in the world. The leaders stressed the importance of the solidarity of the international community against such forces.
UAE diplomats hold talks with Taliban on formation of new government
Top UAE leaders arrived in Kabul on Friday to meet with key Taliban leaders. It was also the first international flight to land at Kabul Airport after the United States left war-torn Afghanistan. Incidentally, former Afghan President Asraf Ghani fled to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, after Tajikistan refused permission to land his plane there.
The United Arab Emirates, at the request of the United States of America (United States), agreed to welcome 5,000 Afghan nationals for 10 days before they moved to another country. In addition, the United Arab Emirates participated in the peace talks in Doha with the United States, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Taliban. Meanwhile, international reports have claimed that Abdul Ghani Baradar will lead the new Afghan government which is expected to be announced soon.