EAM Jaishankar to visit Bahrain, UAE and Seychelles from November 24

Team India Sentinels Monday 23rd of November 2020 10:52 PM

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be visiting to Bahrain, UAE and Seychelles from November 24 to 29 in a bid to enhance ties with these countries.

During the visit, he will be meeting his counterparts and also the top leadership of these countries.

In his first leg of tour, he will visit to Bahrain from November 24-25.

The minister will personally convey condolences on behalf of government and people of India to the Bahraini leadership on the sad demise of Prime Minister of Bahrain Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa on November 11, the ministry of external affairs said in a statement.

He will also hold talks on bilateral issues as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest, it said.

Bahrain hosts more than 350,000 Indians and both countries have worked together to face the Covid-19 pandemic.

He will visit UAE on November 25-26.

He is scheduled to meet Foreign Minister of UAE, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on November 26.

Both leaders will take forward the excellent cooperation between India and UAE under our comprehensive strategic partnership and exchange views on various regional and international issues, the ministry said.

Dr Jaishankar will also discuss ways for Indian workers to resume their jobs in UAE in the post-Covid scenario.

More than 3 million Indians live and work in UAE.

India and UAE have maintained close high-level contacts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during the pandemic.

In the last leg of his tour, he will travel to Seychelles on 27-28 November 2020.

The minister will call-on the newly elected President of Seychelles Wavel Ramkalawan to present greetings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discuss with him the priorities of the new Government and avenues for further strengthening India-Seychelles bilateral relations.

He will also hold bilateral consultations with the newly appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism Sylvestre Radegonde.

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