Abu Dhabi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and expressed confidence that the bilateral strategic ties between India and the UAE will scale new heights in the years to come.
Jaishankar was in Abu Dhabi to attend the 5th Indian Ocean Conference on December 4-5. The theme of the conference was, “Indian Ocean: Ecology, Economy, and Epidemic”.
Sheikh Mohamed and Jaishankar discussed cooperation and joint action that solidify the strategic partnership between the UAE and India and achieve their common interests and aspirations of their two friendly peoples, UAE’s official WAM news agency reported.
“Thank [email protected] for receiving me today. Conveyed the greetings of Prime Minister @narendramodi on the Golden Jubilee of UAE,” Jaishankar tweeted after his meeting with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
Jaishankar also met his counterparts from the UAE and Oman and discussed bilateral cooperation before the start of the conference. “A pleasant moment before the start of the Indian Ocean Conference with my counterparts from UAE (Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed) and Oman (Sayyid Badr Albusaidi),” Jaishankar said in a tweet.
Jaishankar also met Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who gave the inaugural address at the conference. The conference was organized in collaboration with the RSIS Singapore, Institute of National Security Studies, Sri Lanka, and the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, UAE.