INDIA  :   Kerala

UAE Ambassador meets Kerala CM

Monday , 28 March 2016

UAE’s ambassador to India, Dr Ahmed Abdulrahman Al Banna, spoke to Kerala CM, Oommen Chandy, about plans to open a Consulate in Thiruvananthapuram


Dr Ahmed Abdulrahman Al Banna, Ambassador of the UAE to India, recently met with Kerala Chief Minister, Oommen Chandy. They discussed the bilateral ties between the UAE and India, with a particular emphasis on Kerala.

According to UAE’s official news agency, WAM, the two sides agreed that economic agreements between the UAE and India provide a solid foundation for boosting cooperation.

The UAE Ambassador highlighted the launch of SmartCity Kochi as a prime example of the strong economic ties between the countries. SmartCity Kochi is a joint venture between Dubai Holding’s Tecom Investments and the Government of Kerala.

Al Banna also praised the contributions by Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to the UAE’s economy. A significant portion of the UAE’s NRI population is made up of Keralites.

The ambassador also reassured Kerala’s CM that the UAE will continue to be committed to safeguarding the rights and interests of the country’s expatriate workforce.

Further, Al Banna spoke about the UAE’s plans to open a Consulate in Kerala’s capital, Thiruvananthapuram, in April.

During the meeting, Chandy welcomed the UAE’s efforts to look after business and other interests of NRIs living in the country.