Emirates' Ambassador: UAE Committed to Strengthening Ties with India
The UAE's ambassador to India, Dr Abdulnasser Alshaali, emphasized the UAE's dedication to fostering strong relations with India for the mutual benefit of both nations. In an exclusive interview with The National following Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the UAE.
Strengthening Bilateral Relations: UAE Ambassador Highlights Commitment to India
Dr Alshaali highlighted the opportunity for profound and enduring impact in various sectors, including economic development, climate action, energy, food security, and defense. He acknowledged India's global role and expressed that the UAE sees India as one of its most reliable partners. The ambassador emphasized the equal and visionary relationship championed by the leaders of both nations.
UAE Ambassador Emphasizes the Strong Partnership with India
Dr Abdulnasser Alshaali, the UAE's ambassador to India, affirmed the robust and evolving partnership between the UAE and India. Speaking after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, Dr Alshaali highlighted the momentum and increasing strength of bilateral relations. He acknowledged the shared vision for development held by the leaders of both nations, underscoring their commitment to finding new areas of cooperation as strategic partners. The ambassador also emphasized the significance of India's support in strengthening climate action and sustainability, aligning with the UAE's Cop28 presidency and fostering greater collaboration.
Driving Economic Growth: UAE Ambassador Highlights Benefits of Trade Agreement with India
The UAE's ambassador to India, Dr Abdulnasser Alshaali, discussed the landmark Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (Cepa) signed between the UAE and India, emphasizing the substantial benefits for both countries. Dr Alshaali noted the increased engagement in trade and investment, driving economic growth and aiming to achieve $100 billion in bilateral trade by 2030. The UAE is India's third-largest trading partner and second-largest export market. The ambassador highlighted the complementarity of the two markets and the significant reduction of tariffs on goods, which has led to a remarkable expansion of trade and investment opportunities.
Strengthening Trade and Investment: UAE Ambassador Highlights Opportunities with India
Dr Abdulnasser Alshaali, the UAE ambassador to India, highlighted the growing trade and investment opportunities between the two nations. Speaking about the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (Cepa) and the increasing engagement in trade and investment, Dr Alshaali emphasized the significant progress in driving economic growth and achieving bilateral trade targets. The ambassador recognized the immense potential for collaboration in supply chains, ideas, innovations, and manufacturing, particularly through partnerships between research parks and facilities. He also emphasized the importance of expanding connectivity beyond major cities and states, tapping into the potential of second-tier cities and all seven emirates of the UAE.
Enhancing Connectivity: UAE Ambassador Discusses Future Collaboration with India
UAE Ambassador to India, Dr Abdulnasser Alshaali, highlighted the importance of expanding connectivity and collaboration between the UAE and India. Recognizing the strength of the current partnership and the potential for growth, Dr Alshaali emphasized the need for increased air traffic capacity and daily flights to match the aspirations of both governments, businesspeople, and investors. The ambassador highlighted the role of second-tier cities and all seven emirates of the UAE in further strengthening trade and investment. He emphasized the significance of people-to-people relations and the expansion of trade opportunities, particularly in supply chains, ideas, innovations, and manufacturing.