New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a community event in Dubai this morning where he interacted with the Indian expatriates at the Dubai Opera. Following his interaction, he met with the business leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The prime minister delivered a keynote address at the World Government Summit on the theme: 'Technology for development'. PM Modi then left for Muscat in the evening. Prime Minister Modi is in Dubai for the second leg of his three-nation visit. This is his second state visit to the UAE after August 2015. PM Modi arrived in Abu Dhabi on Saturday and was received by the Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the airport. The two leaders held wide-ranging talks after which the two sides signed five agreements related to energy sector, railways, manpower and financial services. Buildings in Abu Dhabi, including the iconic Burj Khalifa were lit in the colours of the Indian flag to welcome PM Modi. Ahead of his four-day visit, the prime minister's office had called relations with Middle East and West Asia a priority for India.
Here are the latest updates on PM Modi's UAE visit:
PM Modi to address the Indian community at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat shortly.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Indian community outside Grand Hyatt hotel in Muscat, Oman.
PM Modi met Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers of Oman Sayyid Fahad bin Mahmood Al-Said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives ceremonial reception on his arrival in Oman's Muscat.
PM Modi met PM of France Edouard Philippe on the sidelines of the World Government Summit in Dubai.
Projects stuck for even 40 years have started moving, files stuck due to bureaucracy, have started moving because of real-time monitoring which technology has made possible, says PM
India's Mars orbiter mission has seen success greater than what they show in Hollywood (sci-fi) movies. If you take taxi, the cost won't be less than Rs 10 per km, but for Indian Mission to Mars, the cost was Rs 7 per km: PM Modi at the World Government Summit
India has set a target to generate 175 gigawatt (GW) renewable energy. In the last three years, 62 GW renewable energy generated. I feel that the next technology revolution will be linked to the power of the sun (renewable energy): PM Modi
Soil health card helps farmers know the health of soil. Asha workers or community health workers are being trained and vaccination data are being given to villages in real-time, says PM Modi
We are created an innovation ecosystem in India via the Start-up India programme. India has become a start-up nation: PM Modi in Dubai
"My government's mantra is 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'. With Aadhaar, $8 billion worth of leakages have been plugged. There's a digital payment revolution happening in India," says PM Modi
Because of technology, we have properly understood the need to set up a ministry of happiness and a ministry of future, says PM Modi
The 6 R's -- reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, redesign, re-manufacture -- and technology will take us to a point where we can rejoice: PM Modi
"Some people are however radicalizing the cyber space with the use of technology. On the other side some people are using technology to make bombs and missile. We have to understand that we must use technology for humankind's development, not its destruction. The cost of misuse of technology is very high", says PM Modi at the World Government Summit
Technology is changing at the speed of thought. Technology has become a big medium of global change. It has empowered the common man via minimum government, maximum governance. In E-governance, the E stands for effective, efficient, easy, empowered, and equitable, says PM Modi
In future, it is possible that technology may help us prevent even earthquakes. Technology has helped improve quality of life to a great extent: PM Modi
"Some 200 years ago, 94% of the world's one billion population lived in poverty. In the last 25 years, maternal mortality has fallen by one-third and by half in the world. Scientific advances have made these possible" PM Modi said at the World Government Summit
A person can be awed by hearing the technological advances in Dubai, but seeing it for real is a great experience: PM in Dubai
Dubai is an example for the world. For development, Dubai is a great driver of technology. It has converted a desert into an ocean, a miracle feat, says PM Modi
PM Modi meets Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov on the sidelines of the World Government Summit in Dubai.
PM Modi spoke about the economic opportunities in India and the series of reforms undertaken in the last three and half years, the Prime Minister's Office said.
Prime Minister Modi met with business leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Dubai.
PM Modi and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum held talks on expanding our cooperation in trade & investment, defence & security and people-to-people contacts, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Vice President, Prime Minister of UAE and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum earlier today.
I assure you that we will work together to bring to reality the dreams you see, here and in India: PM Modi
We have to bring India on par with the rest of the world, when we demonetize currency, the poor understand but there are some who are still crying. India is changing, says PM Modi in Dubai
There were days when we were disappointed and upset but within four years the country has changed; the situation has changed from 'What will happen' to 'When will it happen'. This question has a sense of belief that things will change: PM Modi
India's leap in World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings from 142 to 100 is unprecedented. But we are not satisfied at this, we want to do better and we will do whatever it takes to make it possible, says PM Modi
A temple is an agent of peace and harmony. UAE has respected our culture and it is our responsibility to uphold the principles of peace and tolerance, says PM
I believe this temple will not be only unique in terms of architecture & splendour, but will also give a message of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' to people across the world: PM Modi
I want to thank His Highness Crown Price on behalf of 125 crore Indians for the grand temple which will be constructed, says PM Modi
I thank UAE for providing an environment to set up second homes for 30 lakh Indian nationals: PM Modi
The 2000-seat Dubai Opera, where PM Modi is addressing the Indian community, is packed to capacity.
Our relation with UAE is not just that of a buyer and a seller. It has become much more, says PM Modi addressing the Indian community at the Dubai Opera.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially launches the stone-laying ceremony for the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi.
Prime Minister Modi at the Wahat Al Karama, UAE's war memorial dedicated to the soldiers to lost their lives in service.
PM Modi pays tribute to soldiers of UAE at the Wahat Al Karama memorial, Abu Dabhi.
The UAE's Indian community awaits the Prime Minister's arrival at the Dubai Opera.
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