Indian PM Narendra Modi to visit the UAE on August 16

Warm reception to be held in UAE; over 40,000 Indians expected to attend and be part of the historic visit

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 10th August, 2015: The Indian diaspora is geared up for the historic visit of the Indian PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the UAE. Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister in 34 years after Indira Gandhi to visit the Emirates. Indian expats have been patiently anticipating visit by their prime minister for more than three decades and the talks gathered momentum since Modi assumed office last year.

The wish of over 2.6 million Indians in the UAE has finally come true as Modi will be in UAE on 16 & 17 August, 2015, according to various media reports. Buoyed by the news and to mark this joyful occasion, a warm reception is being planned in Dubai, which will be attended by over 40,000 Indians.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit is of great significance for the bilateral relations and social ties that exist between the UAE and India. We are not leaving any stone unturned to show our support and love for our homeland to our Prime Minister. We are making all the possible efforts to ensure that the entire Indian community can become a part of this historic visit. We are hoping that this is a first of many visits by the Indian PM to the Emirates,” Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, member of the organizing committee said.

The visit would have official engagements in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and is expected to focus on energy, trade and security partnership between the two countries. Indian expatriate community is the largest ethnic community in the UAE constituting almost 30 per cent of the country’s population and with the presence of such a large diaspora, Prime Minister Modi’s visit is expected to focus on strengthening the trade and investment between the two countries.

“The Indian diaspora contributes a lot to India and I truly believe that PM Modi’s visit will open a number of doors for the Indian Community to not just feel but rather indeed be closer and more connected to our mother country,” added Dr. Shamsheer.

An organizing committee has been formed for the much-anticipated reception that will be hosted by the members of the Indian Community Welfare Community.

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