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Aug 19, 2019
10:23PM

PM Modi to embark on 3-day visit to UAE, Bahrain

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a three-nation tour of France, UAE and Bahrain on 22nd of this month.

This was stated by Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs, T.S. Tirumurti during a media briefing in New Delhi today. He said, the Prime Minister will discuss defence cooperation and regional and global issues with President Emmanuel Macron during the two-day visit.

During the second leg of the visit, Mr Modi will be in the United Arab Emirates from 23rd to 24th of this month. The Prime Minister will hold delegation-level talks with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and also discuss bilateral, regional and international matters of mutual interest. The Secretary said, Mr Modi, will receive the Order of Zayed, the highest civil decoration of UAE which was conferred on him earlier this year in recognition of Prime Minister's leadership for giving a big boost to bilateral relations between the two countries.

In the third leg, the Prime Minister will visit Bahrain from 24th to 25th of August. This will be the first-ever Prime Ministerial visit from India to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Our correspondent reports that after these visits, Mr Modi will return to France to attend the G7 Summit at Biarritz from 25th to 26th of August. During the Summit, Prime Minister is expected to speak in Sessions on Environment, Climate, Oceans and Digital Transformation. Mr Modi will also hold bilateral meetings with leaders of other countries on the sidelines of the summit.

 


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