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India, UAE keen to boost strategic cooperation

India, UAE keen to boost strategic cooperation

PM Modi and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum held talks on expanding our cooperation in trade & investment, defence & security and people-to-people contacts, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.

India was one of the earliest champions of the Palestinian cause but in recent years turned to Israel for high-tech military equipment and "anti-terrorism cooperation".

The three newspapers said that Israel admitted that an F16 fighter jet that was involved in an air raid on Syria was shot down by Syrian artillery.

"GST had been languishing for seven years, but now it is a reality", he said in his almost 20-minute speech.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently said that he was "disappointed" at the Indian vote at the United Nations but also expressed hope that there will be a possible change of heart over a period of time.

Foreign Secretary Vijay K. Gokhale said that the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi had described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a friend.

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The Indian leader will be laying the foundation stone for the temple from the Dubai Opera House via video conferencing.

Speaking alongside Modi , Abbas said they had discussed "bringing the political process out of the deadlock due to the continued Israeli occupation of our land and the political impasse following (US President Donald) Trump's decision on Jerusalem and the refugees". He said the rulers of the UAE had expressed much confidence in Indian values - and it is now incumbent upon the Indian community to fulfil those expectations.

PM Modi further said that Indians are now on a path to building a new India, and that it is reflected in the massive change the work culture has undergone. "We will do whatever it takes to achieve it", Prime Minister Modi continued.

It was the first visit of an Indian prime minister to Ramallah in 30 years who arrived to Ramallah on a Jordanian army helicopter from Amman, where he was received by his Palestinian counterpart Rami Hamdallah.

Stating that over 65 per cent of India's population is below 35 years of age, Modi stressed the need to encourage the youth in the field of innovation while seeking worldwide cooperation to realise the dream to create a "New India".

"Here we count on India, with its status as a great power, its historical role in the non-aligned movement and in global forums ... to achieve a just peace", Abbas said.