Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived in the UAE where he will discuss bilateral and regional issues with the top leadership.
PM Narendra Modi reached UAE capital Abu Dhabi from Paris on the second leg of his three-nation tour to France, UAE and Bahrain. During the visit, PM Narendra Modi will discuss bilateral, regional and international matters of mutual interest with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and also formally launch RuPay card to expand the network of cashless transactions abroad. PM Narendra Modi tweeted:
Reached Abu Dhabi.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 23, 2019
Looking forward to holding talks with His Highness Crown Prince @MohamedBinZayed and discussing the full range of friendship between India and UAE.
Deepening economic relations will also be on the agenda during this visit. pic.twitter.com/gpFmCeulj6
PM Modi will also receive the 'Order of Zayed', the highest civilian decoration conferred by the UAE government. From Abu Dhabi, PM Narendra Modi will visit Bahrain where he will hold talks with King Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and also witness the formal beginning of the re-development of the temple of Shreenathji, the oldest in the Gulf region before returning to France on Sunday to attend the G7 Summit meetings.
PM Narendra Modi's visit to Bahrain is significant as it will be the first visit of an Indian Prime Minister to the country. He would also meet and interact with the Indian diaspora during the visit. Earlier in the day, PM Modi held a bilateral meeting with his French counterpart Edouard Philippe and discussed issues of bilateral and mutual interests to further boost the comprehensive strategic partnership.
He also met UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and addressed the Indian community at the UNESCO headquarters after inaugurating a memorial at the foothills of the Mont Blanc mountain in the honour of the victims of two Air India crashes in France in 1950s and 1960s in which several Indians, including Homi J Bhabha, regarded as the father of India's nuclear programme, were killed
Saturday, 24 August 2019
1045 hrs - Interaction with key NRI business community followed by official launch of RuPay Card
1200 hrs - Ceremonial Welcome
(Venue: Presidential Palace).
1210 hrs - Delegation Level Talks
1230 hrs - Conferring of the ‘Order of Zayed’ & Launch of commemorative stamp on Mahatma Gandhi
1240 hrs - One-to-One Meeting with HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of
1315 hrs - Banquet lunch hosted by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of
1435 hrs - Emplane for Manama from Abu Dhabi
1500 hrs - Arrive Bahrain International Airport
1545 hrs - Ceremonial Welcome
(Venue: Al Gudaibiya Palace)
1600 hrs - Meeting with HH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain
1630 hrs - Exchange of Agreements
1800 hrs - Community Event
(Venue: Bahrain National Stadium)
2000 hrs - Restricted Meeting with HM King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain
2045- Delegation Level Talks
2115 hrs - Banquet dinner hosted by HM King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, King of theKingdom of Bahrain