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Rahul Gandhi Begins UAE Trip Meeting with Business Leaders

"I am here to listen to what you all have to say," said Gandhi

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday began his two-day maiden visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a breakfast meeting with business leaders here.

Rahul Gandhi, who reached here on Thursday night, held talks with the business leaders from the country accompanied by Indian Overseas Congress chairman Sam Pitroda.

Rahul begins UAE trip interacting with business leaders.

He also interacted with hundreds of Indian workers at a labour accommodation in Jebel Ali.

“I am here to listen to what you all have to say,” said Rahul Gandhi.

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A part of his global outreach programme ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Gandhi will also hold talks with UAE Ministers besides addressing the larger Indian expat community including students. (IANS)

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Indian PM Narendra Modi Given Highest Civilian Honour By UAE

Modi conferred UAE's highest civilian honour

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Indian PM Narendra Modi
A commemorative stamp of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary was also released in the presence of government officials and Indian businesspersons, the Khaleej Times reported. Pixabay

The UAE honoured visiting Indian PM Narendra Modi with its highest civilian honour, the “Order of Zayed”, on Saturday.

The award was conferred to the Prime Minister by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the Presidential Palace here.

A commemorative stamp of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary was also released in the presence of government officials and Indian businesspersons, the Khaleej Times reported.

Earlier during an interview with the Khaleej Times, Modi said: “I feel very honoured to receive the United Arab Emirates’ highest civil honour, the Order of Zayed. It is a testimony to our growing partnership and also an honour for the entire Indian nation of 1.3 billion people.”

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Modi also launched the RuPay Card, an Indian indigenous equivalent of Mastercard or Visa, here earlier in the day and bought 1 kg of laddoo using the card. Pixabay

Modi also launched the RuPay Card, an Indian indigenous equivalent of Mastercard or Visa, here earlier in the day and bought 1 kg of laddoo using the card.

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The UAE is the first country in the Middle East where the RuPay card has been launched.

Modi, who is on a tri-nation tour to France, the UAE and Bahrain, reached Abu Dhabi on Friday from Paris. From Abu Dhabi, he will visit Bahrain before returning to France for the G7 summit. (IANS)