DUBAI, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, discussed on Tuesday ways to enhance bilateral ties with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi by phone, UAE state news agency WAM reported.
The two politicians discussed enhancing the friendly relations and cooperation between the UAE and India to best serve the strategic interests of both nations and their peoples, according to WAM.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Prime Minister Modi also reviewed prospects for cooperation in the business and investment fields, among other vital sectors.
They also discussed regional and international developments, and exchanged views on issues of mutual concern.
Over 2.8 million Indian migrants, also called Non-Resident Indians, live in the UAE, which has 10.5 million inhabitants, according to Dubai daily Gulf news, making them the biggest group of expatriates staying in the Gulf Arab state, which has been dependent on foreign workforce since its foundation in 1971.
In August 2015, Modi became the first Indian head of government visiting the UAE in 34 years.