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Bilateral Meetings Ahead of Vibrant Gujarat Summit, Ink MOUs With UAE Ahead of VGGS inauguration, bilateral meetings were held between Mozambique & UAE President with PM Modi on Tuesday

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Ahmedabad (India): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit (VGGS) at the Mahatma Mandir convention centre in Gandhinagar on January 10. 

Ahead of VGGS inauguration,  bilateral meeting was held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United Arab Emirates President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Tuesday where several MoUs were signed.

The UAE president is the chief guest at the 10th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit (VGGS) which will be inaugurated by PM Modi at Mahatma Mandir Convention Centre in Gandhinagar on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, Modi held bilateral meetings with the President of Timor-Leste Jose Ramos-Horta and Mozambique President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, followed by a meeting with CEOs of top global corporations at Mahatma Mandir.

In a bilateral meeting with Mozambique President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, the discussion covered the range of issues including defence, counter terrorism, energy, health, trade & investment, agriculture, water security, mining, capacity building and maritime cooperation.  

After the meeting, President of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi said, “We discussed a lot of things together, not only agriculture but power. We have a lot of Indian companies in Mozambique…We’ll need it to do something more like fishing and tourism.”

While in a discussion with the President of Timor-Leste Jose Ramos-Horta, Prime Minister Modi  re-affirmed India’s commitment to build a vibrant “Delhi-Dili” connect. He offered assistance to Timor-Leste in capacity building, human resource development, IT, fintech, energy and healthcare including traditional medicine and pharma. He also invited Timor-Leste to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI). Both the leaders also discussed regional issues and developments in the Indo-Pacific.

At around 3 pm IST , the prime minister inaugurated the Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show.

The VGGS is a global forum for business collaboration, knowledge sharing and strategic partnerships for inclusive growth and sustainable development. There are 34 partner countries and 16 partner organisations for this year’s summit, a press release said.

The VGGS is being organised after a five-year gap – the last summit was held before the Covid-19 pandemic in 2019. The summit also marks the completion of 20 years since its inception and has been dubbed the ‘Summit of Success’.

After inaugurating the summit on Wednesday, Modi will hold a meeting with CEOs of top global corporations. He will then travel to GIFT City where, at around 5.15 pm, he will interact with prominent business leaders in the Global FinTech Leadership Forum.

Dr. M Shahid Siddiqui (PhD), Follow via X (Twitter) @shahidsiddiqui

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