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Foreign Minister Jaishankar to Tour Three Countries This Week | India News


NEW DELHI: Resuming his international travels, Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar will travel to Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Seychelles from 24 to 29 November to reaffirm India’s growing strategic convergences in the Gulf and welcome a new government in one of the closures of India Indian Ocean Partners, Seychelles.
According to a MEA statement, Jaishankar will begin his travels in Bahrain, “will personally convey his condolences on behalf of the Government and people of India to the leaders of Bahrain on the sad passing of the Prime Minister of Bahrain SS Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa November 11. “Bilateral affairs will dominate both with the leadership of Bahrain and with the leadership of the UAE in Abu Dhabi.
However, it is not a coincidence that Jaishankar is meeting with the leaders of the two countries that have recently normalized their relations with Israel, another close partner of India in the Middle East. Jaishankar’s visit also comes on the heels of reports (as Saudi Arabia officially denied) of a hitherto undisclosed visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mossad chief to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed. bin Salman, in Saudi Arabia. Plate tectonics in the Middle East are changing. India is uniquely positioned to play a greater role in a part of the world with which it has developed deep business and investment relationships, a flourishing security relationship, and is home to an Indian diaspora of 9 million people.
In Abu Dhabi, Jaishankar will meet, according to the MEA, with his counterpart SS Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on November 26.
“Both leaders will carry forward the excellent cooperation between India and the UAE under our comprehensive strategic partnership and exchange views on various regional and international issues. EAM will also discuss the ways that Indian workers can resume their jobs in the UAE in the post-Covid scenario. More than 3 million Indians live and work in the UAE. “Modi has had several conversations with UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed in recent months, while Jaishankar” co-chaired the India-UAE Joint Commission meeting in September. 2020. A meeting of the High Level Task Force on Investments (HLTFI) was co-chaired by our Minister of Trade and Industry and Railways and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) in early November. ”
IN Seychelles, the Indian government is clear that Jaishankar will not discuss the Assumption Island issue with the new government led by Wavel Ramkalawan, who, as leader of the opposition, had opposed the Indian project on the island.
India, on the other hand, would offer more in terms of development projects to Seychelles, particularly in the area of ​​health. The island country has declared a national emergency in the Covid pandemic. Jaishankar will meet his counterpart Sylvestre Radegonde and meet Ramkalawan. The latter defeated the government led by Danny Faure in recent weeks.
Jaishankar will also pay a separate visit to meet with the Dubai leadership upon his return.

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