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Press Release for Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs, Shri V. Muraleedharan visit to the United Arab Emirates

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Visit of MOS Shri V. Muraleedharan to UAE, January 19-21, 2023

Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri V. Muraleedharan (MOS-VM) concluded a three-day official visit to UAE today. During the visit he met with Minister of Tolerance of UAE, H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and Minister of Justice, H.E. Mr.  Abdullah bin Sultan Al Nuaimi. MOS (VM) also met a wide cross-section of Indian community in the UAE including businessmen, professionals, blue-collared workers, social workers and students. 

In the meeting with Minister of Justice on January 19, both sides expressed satisfaction with their cooperation on various consular issues in keeping with their comprehensive strategic partnership. Both sides agreed to continue to work together to address any challenges faced by Indian community in UAE. MOS thanked UAE Minister of Tolerance for UAE’s support and his own patronage to the sizeable Indian community and ensuring their welfare. Both Ministers also discussed ways to further enhance cultural exchanges between India and UAE. 

MOS (VM) addressed Indian businessmen and professionals in a program organised by IBPC on January 20 and highlighted the strong India growth story as well as India-UAE economic cooperation despite Covid pandemic and other adverse developments. The progress made under the landmark Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) was noted by all participants. MOS (VM) also inaugurated an initiative for supporting Indian Start-ups by NRIs through mentoring as well as financing. 

MOS (VM) interacted with students at Indian High School on January 20 and motivated them to contribute to the progress of both India and UAE. He met with Indian blue-collared workers at an event organised at Indian Association Ajman on January 21. He also met representatives of Indian community organisations from Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah. 

MOS (VM) thanked the Indian community for their enthusiastic participation in Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas held recently in Indore. About 800 delegates from UAE participated in the PBD celebrations.


January 21, 2023