24/01/2017 10:11 PM IST | Updated 24/01/2017 10:36 PM IST

Modi's Guest Of Honour This Republic Day Is The Crown Prince Of Abu Dhabi

India, UAE are set to seal key bilateral agreements this week.


NEW DELHI -- In a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday received at the airport Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who will be the Chief Guest at this year's Republic Day parade.

Modi tweeted:

Al Nahyan, also the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE armed forces, who is on a three-day visit, will hold comprehensive talks with Modi on Wednesday after which the two sides are expected to sign nearly 16 pacts including Strategic Cooperation Agreement.

The two leaders will first meet for one-on-one talks with Modi at his official residence before holding delegation-level meeting at Hyderabad House.

Apart from providing boost to trade and investments ties, enhancement of cooperation in strategic areas of energy, defence and security will dominate the talks on Wednesday.

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