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Modi to visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

New Delhi: Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr. Modi will visit the largest mosque of UAE on 17th August. In his trip Mr. Modi will interact with Indian community. Out of 2.6 million Indians in UAE most of them are Bihari Muslims. It will benefit Modi in mustering support of Muslims in Bihar elections.


It may be noted that it is the first visit of an Indian Prime Minister in the past 34 years. Mr. Vikas Swaroop, Spokesman of Ministry of External Affairs told that UAE is the third largest trading partner with India. Mr. Modi is likely to invite UAE investors to invest in Indian Infrastructure Sector.


Mr. Modi chose to visit Grand Mosque and a Labour Camp in Abu Dhabi which employees 26 hotel workers and industrials labourers most of whom are Indian Muslim from Bihar. Mr. Modi’s visit has political undertone ahead of Bihar elections. There are more than 16% Muslims in Bihar which form crucial vote bank for Nitish-Lalu coalition in the State.