VP receives Chief Minister of Kerala

The UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, today morning received at the headquarters of Dubai Executive Council at Emirates Towers, Chief Minister of Indian state of Kerala, Oommen Chandy.

H. H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council attended the meeting.

The two sides discussed the friendship bonds between the UAE and India, and ways of boosting economic, investment and trade cooperation in the best interest of the two countries.

The talks also tackled the existing cooperation ties between Dubai and Kerala in all fields, particularly in the sectors of ports and information.

The Chief Minister of Kerala appreciated the expertise that Dubai presents to his state with population of about 32 million people, in these two vital sectors.

Sheikh Mohammed hailed the historic relations between the two friendly peoples, highlighting the role the Indian community and workforce play in the building and development process being witnessed by the UAE.

Among those who attended the meeting were H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs, Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of Dubai Ruler's Court, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs '&' Free Zone Corporation, a number of officials and Indian ambassador to UAE M.K. Lokesh.