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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a three-day visit to United Arab Emirates- UAE and Bahrain beginning 23rd of this month. 

Mr Modi will first travel to UAE where he will meet the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discuss bilateral, regional and international matters of mutual interest. 

He will receive the Order of Zayed, the highest civil decoration of the UAE which was conferred earlier in April 2019 in recognition of the distinguished leadership of Prime Minister Modi for giving a big boost to bilateral relations between the two countries.  

External Affairs Ministry in a statement said, with the robust flow of bilateral investments and an annual bilateral trade of about 60 billion US dollar, the UAE is India's third-largest trade partner.  UAE is also the fourth-largest exporter of crude oil for India. It said the visit will further strengthen India's friendly bilateral ties with the UAE.
 
From UAE, the Prime Minister will leave for Bahrain on August 24 on a two-day visit.The Ministry said, it will  be the first ever Prime Ministerial visit from India to that country. 

During his visit, Mr  Modi will hold talks with his counterpart Prince Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa on the entire spectrum of bilateral relations as well as on regional and international issues of mutual interest. 

Mr Modi will also launch the renovation of Shreenathji temple in Manama. The bilateral trade of both countries has been on the rise for the last few years, reaching about 1.3 billion US dollar in 2018-19. The Ministry said the visit will provide an opportunity to further cement India's mutually beneficial bilateral ties with Bahrain.




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