UAE to open con­sular of­fices, visa cen­tres in India

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Boost­ing bi­lat­eral en­gage­ment with India, the United Arab Emi­rates will open sev­eral new con­sular cen­tres in India. “Un­der the present cir­cum­stances, if peo­ple from Chandigarh, Chen­nai and Hyderabad want a visa to the UAE, they have to travel to ei­ther Mum­bai or Delhi or Ker­ala,” said Dr Ahmed Al­banna, Am­bas­sador of UAE. The UAE will be in­vest­ing $75 bil­lion of its sov­er­eign wealth fund in the coun­try. The an­nounce­ment on ex­pand­ing con­sular foot­print of UAE came even as diplo­matic sources con­firmed that Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi will visit Abu Dhabi in Fe­bru­ary 2018. Ex­pan­sion of con­sular ser­vices of UAE will help the In­di­ans in the coun­try who con­sti­tute one of the largest over­seas In­dian pop­u­la­tions.

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