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PM Modi's UAE Visit Postponed Amid Omicron Considerations: Report


PM Modi's UAE Visit Postponed Amid Omicron Concerns: Report

PM Modi was scheduled to go to UAE from January 6, sources stated (File)

New Delhi:

The go to of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to UAE, anticipated to happen within the first week of January, has been postponed amid a spike in Omicron instances, sources instructed information company ANI.

The sources stated the PM Modi was scheduled to go to UAE from January 6 on his first overseas go to within the new yr.

India and UAE are holding talks for Complete Financial Partnership Settlement (CEPA) and there have been studies that the settlement may very well be introduced through the Prime Minister’s go to. It could be India’s first CEPA within the gulf area.

The overseas ministers of India, Israel, the USA and UAE, a brand new quad bloc targeted on financial and infrastructure points, are anticipated to carry a gathering on the margins of Expo 2020 in Dubai.

India Pavillion on the Dubai Expo is creating a variety of buzz. Dubai Expo is slated to proceed until March subsequent yr.

The world is witnessing a speedy unfold of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, particularly in Europe and the USA.

The UAE Ministry of Well being and Prevention on Wednesday reported 2,234 instances of the Covid-19 coronavirus, together with 775 recoveries. India reported 9,195 new COVID-19 instances within the final 24 hours and has reported 781 case of Omicron variant.

PM Modi’s go to to UAE in August 2015 marked the start of a brand new Complete and Strategic Partnership between the 2 international locations. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces, visited India in February 2016.

He visited India for the second time in January 2017 because the chief visitor on the Republic Day celebrations. It was throughout this go to that the bilateral relations had been upgraded to ‘Complete Strategic Partnership’.

PM Modi visited UAE in February 2018 and delivered the keynote tackle on the sixth World Authorities Summit in Dubai, the place India was invited because the visitor of honour.

He paid his third and the latest go to to UAE in August 2019 and was conferred with the UAE’s highest award, the ‘Order of Zayed’ through the go to.

India and UAE are additionally striving to additional strengthen their commerce ties. India was UAE’s third-largest buying and selling companion in 2019-20 after China and US. For UAE, India was the second-largest buying and selling companion in 2019 with an quantity of round US$ 41.43 billion (non-oil commerce).

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by BoardingFlight employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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