In a sign of the importance India attaches to its ties with the UAE, PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday received at the airport Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Zayed Al Nahyan, who is on a three-day visit to the country.
Al Nahyan will also be hosted by both President Pranab Mukherjee and the PM.
The UAE is already India’s third largest trading partner with an annual trade volume of close to $60 billion. Both countries hope to sign several agreements, including one in civil nuclear energy, which could take the trade volume to over $100 billion in the near future. India is also looking at the Gulf nation, which has a sovereign wealth fund of close to $800 billion, to provide a major thrust to infrastructure development.
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