The 13th Session of the India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation was held to review the continuing growth of broad based cooperation between the two countries. The session was co-chaired by Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of India and Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates.
During the session, both countries accepted to strengthen cooperation in ongoing areas and agreed to consider cooperation in newer areas reflecting the changing times. India also requested UAE for further investments in various sectors including renewable energy, logistics, food parks, defence, ports, highways as well as airports. They also deliberated on the regional issues related to their neighbourhood and cooperation at the United Nations as well as other multilateral meetings. The next session has been planned to held in Abu Dhabi in 2021.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- President of UAE: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
- Capital of UAE: Abu Dhabi; Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham.