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Sheikh Abdullah at the Ashok Leyland plant in Chennai.

UAE minister attends key Indian CEOs meeting

MUMBAI, June 30, 2018

UAE's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan took part in a round-table meeting in Mumbai, which was attended by CEOs of leading companies in India. He is on an official visit to the country.
 
The meeting discussed means of boosting cooperation between the UAE and India, especially in economic, investment and commercial fields, reported state news agency Wam.
 
Following the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah said he was pleased with the interaction with Indian CEOs, which had contributed in enriching the ongoing dialogue, exploring opportunities for joint ventures and exchanging ideas and expertise on mutual cooperation.
 
Mohammed Sharaf Al Hashemi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Economic and Commercial Affairs, Dr Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Banna, UAE Ambassador to India, and Mohammed Saleh Al Tenaiji, UAE Consul-General in Mumbai also took part.
 
Earlier, Sheikh Abdullah and his delegation had visited the headquarters of Ashok Leyland, one of largest subsidiaries of the Hinduja Group in Chennai.
 
They were received by Ashok Hinduja, Chairman of the Hinduja Group of Companies, who also manages the group's sustainability and renewable energy initiatives.
 
Officials later gave interactive and 3D presentations on the group’s services and facilities, as well as its activities and achievements in various sectors, such as motor vehicles, information technology, IT, foundries, media, entertainment, telecommunications, banking and financial services, infrastructure, oil and gas, properties and healthcare.
 
Sheikh Abdullah was also briefed about Ashok Leyland and its technical centre. The Chennai-based company is the second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in India and is one of the largest global manufacturers of trucks.
 
Later he met Edappadi K. Palaniswami, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu where they discussed the friendship and co-operation ties in the areas of politics, the economy, society and culture between the UAE and Tamil Nadu, said the report.
 
During his official visit, the UAE minister also toured the Hyderabad Information Technology and Engineering Consultancy City (HITEC City) which is dubbed the "T-Hub" and hosts the offices of many information technology, IT, companies, stated Wam.
 
Sheikh Abdullah praised India's efforts to advance information technology and build capabilities in terms of vital and competitive skills, it added.



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