| 19 April 2024, Friday |

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed discusses with Indian Minister of External Affairs ways to strengthen relations

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, met with India’s Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Sheikh Abdullah and Dr Jaishankar discussed ways to strengthen relations, particularly in the fields of commerce and health.

They also discussed the two countries’ response to Covid-19 and efforts to provide equitable access to vaccines against the disease.

Sheikh Abdullah spoke about their historic ties and the interest to develop and strengthen co-operation in all fields during the discussions.

He also “praised the co-operation between the two countries to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19,” according to a statement released on news agency, Wam.

Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, UAE’s Minister of State, also attended the meeting.

India is in the grip of a deadly second wave of Covid-19.

On Sunday, the country recorded more than 275,000 cases and 1,600 deaths, the highest ever daily numbers.

The surge is believed to be caused by a new double mutation variant of the virus, which doctors say is spreading faster than previous strains.

  • The National News