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India, UAE discuss security, def ties at 2nd strategic talks

India, UAE, Security

Dubai : India and the UAE have discussed measures to deepen cooperation in a range of areas including defence, security, terrorism and trade as the two countries held the second round of their strategic dialogue in Abu Dhabi. The Indian delegation at the talks held yesterday was led
by Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar while the UAE side was headed by its Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash.

During the talks, the two delegations expressed satisfaction at the "great progress" achieved in the bilateral relationship, a statement said. The two sides discussed defence, investment, security, terrorism, consular matters, energy and technology cooperation, along with regional and other global issues of mutual interest.

The UAE has raised its investment profile in India, and cooperation has increased on security issues, the statement said. Akbar who arrived in the UAE on Saturday on a two-day visit, also met Mohammed Bin Ahmad Al Bawardi, Cabinet Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs and called on Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chief of the crown prince court and CEO and managing director of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. PTI

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