Abu Dhabi Welcomes PM Modi with Embrace from UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a grand welcome on Tuesday from United Arab Emirates President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as he arrived in Abu Dhabi.

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The President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, gave Prime Minister Narendra Modi a warm welcome upon his arrival in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. The two leaders were seen holding hands. The prime minister was greeted earlier with a guard of honour. PM Modi is in the Gulf country for two days. He will launch the first Hindu stone temple and have extensive discussions with the leaders of the Gulf nation to advance bilateral strategic cooperation. Since 2015, PM Modi has made seven trips to the UAE.

The PM speaks from the heart! 

"Over the last nine years, our cooperation with the UAE in diverse sectors such as trade and investment, defence and security, food and energy security, and education has grown manifold. Our cultural and people-to-people connection is stronger than ever," the prime minister said in a statement prior to his departure for the UAE.

"I look forward to meeting Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, in Abu Dhabi and holding wide-ranging discussions on taking forward our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership," Modi said.

On the inauguration of the BAPS mandir in Abu Dhabi...

The opening of the first Hindu stone temple in Abu Dhabi, the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Mandir, would be the high point of PM Modi's visit. He will also open Abu Dhabi's first Hindu temple. As both India and the UAE share the principles of harmony, peace, and tolerance, the BAPS temple will stand as an enduring tribute to them. The temple can be found off the Dubai-Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Highway in Abu Mureikhah, close to Al Rahba.

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 The construction of the structure began in 2019, and it is situated on about 27 acres of land in Abu Dhabi. The UAE government donated the land for the shrine. Three further Hindu temples in the United Arab Emirates are situated in Dubai. The BAPS temple will be the biggest in the Gulf, spanning a sizable expanse and featuring stone architecture.