PM Modi to visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, meet Indian workers on Day 1 in UAE

A visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and a meeting with a group of Indian workers are on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's agenda on first day of his visit to the UAE.

PM Modi to visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, meet Indian workers on Day 1 in UAE

Delhi: A visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in in Abu Dhabi and a meeting with a group of Indian workers are on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's agenda on first day of his visit to the UAE.

A key centre of Islamic culture, the mosque is known for its architectural masterpiece of Islamic architecture design. Constructed from 1996 to 2007, the mosque can accommodate around 40,000 people.

The PM will visit ICAD Residential City top, which is a labour camp housing workers from  India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. 

PM Modi, will also will hold talks with the leadership of world's second largest Arab economy.

The issue of ISIS threat is likely to be part of talks between the PM and UAE leadership which considers the terror group as a major threat.

PM Modi's visit to the UAE is first by an Indian Prime Minister in 34 years.

During his overnight stay in Abu Dhabi, PM Modi will also travel to Masdar City, a zero carbon and hi-tech city created as per concept of cleaner and greener tomorrow, PTI reported.

At the same time, the PM will meet Dubai`s ruler and attend a grand public reception hosted for him at the Dubai Cricket Grounds.

Modi said earlier that UAE was "a valued partner and the extent of our ties indicate the vibrant relations India and the UAE enjoy."

He had also said that the over 2.5 million Indians who had made the UAE their home had "contributed immensely to the progress of the UAE and also given back to India at every occasion. 

Modi said during his visit, he will seek to enhance cooperation in energy and trade and talk to investors on why India is an attractive destination to invest.

During his visit, Modi will seek to enhance cooperation in energy and trade and reach out to investors to promote India as an attractive business destination.

Given that late Indira Gandhi was the last Indian Prime Minister to have visited United Arab Emirates in 1981, Modi's trip is being seen as an opportunity to boost India-UAE ties in key areas of trade and security.

(With PTI inputs)

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