PARLIAMENTARY COOPERATION BETWEEN INDIA AND UAE NEEDS TO BE STRENGTHENED: LOK SABHA SPEAKER
UAE AMBASSADOR TO INDIA CALL ON LOK SABHA SPEAKEAR
New Delhi, 25 December, 2021: UAE Ambassador to India, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Albanna, called on Lok Sabha Speaker, Shri Om Birla, at his residence in New Delhi, today.
Speaking on this occasion, Lok Sabha Speaker said that India and UAE share historical relationship which has been further strengthened under the leadership of India’s Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Crown Prince of UAE, H.E. Mr. Mohammed bin Zayed. The 2015 visit of India’s Prime Minister gave a new momentum to the relationship between the two countries and his next visit to UAE in January, 2022 will further cement the ties, added Shri Birla. As India is celebrating “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava” on 75th year of its Independence, UAE is also celebrating 50 years of its Foundation Day, recalled Shri Birla.
Highlighting that the bilateral relations in the fields of trade, investment, defence, energy and culture have been deepened between India and UAE during the recent times, Shri Birla called for strengthening parliamentary cooperation between the two countries. Shri Birla further informed that India – UAE parliamentary friendship is being formed which will further strengthen cooperation between the two parliaments.
Expressing satisfaction that talks for wider economic cooperation between India and UAE have been completed in a record time, Shri Birla hoped that this would give boost to both the economies, especially in the fields of trade and growth, in the post-Covid period. He also expressed optimism that the bilateral relations in the fields of investment, energy and starts-ups will be further strengthened. India’s large scale participation in Dubai Expo speaks of its commitment to economic engagement with the UAE, Shri Birla added. Shri Birla thanked UAE for their generous support to the Indian population in UAE during the Covid period.