Tharoor discusses bilateral ties with Dubai Crown prince
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 06, 2009, 22:08
Dubai: India and the UAE on Tuesday reviewed their bilateral relations and discussed ways to further promote them in all areas with Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor seeking increased trade and reciprocal investments with the Emirates.

Tharoor, who is touring the Gulf region held talks with Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum.

The Dubai Crown Prince expressed satisfaction at the economic and investment relations between the two countries. "Tharoor expressed hope for increased trade and reciprocal investments with the UAE," the Wam news agency quoted the Minister as saying.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group and President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Talmiz Ahmed, Ambassador of India to the UAE, were also present during the meeting.

Tharoor yesterday attended a reception by Thiruvananthapuram Expatriates Association (TEXAS). He attended a lunch hosted at the India Business and Professional Council (IBPC) today. The minister later left for Abu Dhabi to attend other programmes.

Indian Consulate sources in Dubai said Tharoor will be attending the inauguration of the Kerala Engineering Alumni (KERA) Business Meet and release of the KERA Professional Directory in Dubai on Thursday.

This will be followed by a reception by the Indian Community Welfare Committee (ICWC) and launch of their website at the Indian Consulate Auditorium.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, October 06, 2009, 22:08

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