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Prime Minister Modi's first stop in January 2022 is trusted allies UAE and Kuwait

Alike Singapore in the East, Abu Dhabi is fast emerging as India’s hub of diplomatic activity in the Middle-East with close ties in trade, defence, cyber security and internal security areas.

PM Narendra Modi with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Photo credits: Twitter.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to open his 2022 foreign visit calendar early next month with a trip to trusted allies: the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.

While PM Modi will attend the Dubai 2020 Expo, the true reason for his visit is to thank both allies for their support during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and take care of the vast Indian diaspora in these two emirates. The UAE has about four million Indian passport holders, and Kuwait has approximately one million Indian diasporas, which add to the Indian economy through remittances and in times of need.

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