The UAE and India have a strong bond for ages where both countries helped each other in building the respective economy. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation reviewed the prospects of further consolidating the strong bonds of cooperation between the countries. He was in a video call with Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, the Minister of External Affairs of the Government of India on Monday.
The video call between the two top diplomats covered the global fight against Covid-19 and the exchange of expertise between the two countries, including their application of state-of-the-art technology in the early detection of the novel virus.
Sheikh Abdullah spoke highly of the ongoing cooperation between the two countries in the fight against Covid-19. He hailed India’s dispatch of medical and nursing teams to the UAE in support of the country’s efforts to contain the pandemic. He praised the distinguished role played by these teams in the treatment of the virus patients and their effective participation in the ‘UAE Volunteers’ campaign to mitigate the fallout of the global pandemic.
Both leaders also exchanged condolences over the virus-related deaths and stressed the necessity of bolstering joint action in combating the pandemic.
The UAE top diplomat also praised the support provided by India over the recent period for EXPO 2020 Dubai, which has been postponed to 2021, saying that the UAE is looking forward to India’s distinguished participation in the global event.
The two ministers reaffirmed the robust strategic relations between the UAE and India and the determination of their leadership to accelerate their cooperation across various fronts.
Sheikh Abdullah also lauded the effective Covid-19 counter-measures taken by India, wishing continued security, stability, and progress for the people of India.
The Indian minister praised the medical assistance sent by UAE to his country in support of the measures taken to contain the pandemic, underlining the importance of the strategic cooperation between the two nations.