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India asks for more trade ties with Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi : India Monday asked Abu Dhabi to increase trade between the two countries and allow the India-based International Accounting Institute to set up a branch in Abu Dhabi.

An Indian delegation led by Minister of State for Corporate and Minority Affairs Salman Khurshid met Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, here and underlined the need to develop bilateral relations through increased trade and sharing of information.

The delegation urged Abu Dhabi to promote investments in the field of higher education and sought permission for opening a branch of the International Accounting Institute in the country.

During the meeting, both the leaders hailed the historic ties, especially in the fields of trade and investment due to free market policies pursued by the two nations.

The UAE encourages economic trade, education and tourism with various international companies specialised in these areas to contribute in the building and development process, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan said.