India, UAE sign MoU to set up Cultural Council Forum to deepen ties
India, UAE sign MoU to set up Cultural Council Forum to deepen ties

New Delhi: On Thursday, at the 14th India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) in Abu Dhabi, India and the UAE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up the Cultural Council Forum in order to strengthen their relationship and their long-standing people-to-people relationships.

According to a press release from the MEA on Friday, the MoU was signed by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The two countries also agreed to work together to save the Lesser Florican and Great Indian Bustard, both of which are endangered.

The Great Indian Bustard and the Lesser Florican are the subjects of an agreement between the Wildlife Institute of India and the International Fund for Houbara Conservation, according to a news statement from the MEA.

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdulla bin Zayed Al Nahyan co-chaired the meeting, where they highlighted important developments in their cooperation and identified potential areas for future cooperation.

 "The 14th joint commission meeting between India and the UAE was quite successful. Thank you for co-chairing it, HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. evaluated the considerable development in a number of cooperative fields. Our leadership is swiftly implementing their joint vision "On Friday, Jaishankar tweeted.

Jaishankar and the UAE FM underlined their sincere pleasure with the bilateral relations' sustained high growth trajectory during the meeting.

The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on June 28 in Abu Dhabi, their virtual summit on February 18, and their participation in the virtual I2U2 Summit in July of this year were among the frequent high-level political exchanges between the two sides that were noted by the two ministers.

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