Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) shakes hands with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates (UAE) - Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during a ceremonial reception at the Indian Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, Jan. 25, 2017. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Tuesday arrived in India on his three-day visit, officials said. (Xinhua/Partha Sarkar)
NEW DELHI, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- India and the UAE Wednesday inked 13 pacts as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with visiting Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in the national capital to elevate bilateral ties.
The agreements were signed in areas like maritime transport, road transport, agriculture, energy and investments by representatives of the two countries as both world leaders witnessed the same.
Later addressing a joint media meet, Modi said: " We have shaped an ambitious roadmap of engagement to make our comprehensive strategic partnership purposeful and action oriented."
Calling UAE as one of India's most valued partners and a close friend in an important region of the world, the Prime Minister said: "We agreed to sustain the momentum of our relations in key areas, including energy and investments."
"We exchanged views on developments in West Asia and the Gulf, where both countries have a shared interest in peace and stability," Modi said.
The crown prince, who arrived in India Tuesday on a three-day visit, is the guest of honour for India's Republic Day parade Thursday.