ndia’s Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi was received by His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, at his office yesterday, the final day of his visit to the UAE.
Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Shaikh Abdullah Bin Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, were also present, WAM reported.
The meeting touched upon the historic relations between the UAE and India, the promotion of relations between the two countries, as well as ways to bolster cultural, social and cultural communication between the two friendly peoples. ■
Gandhi praised the scientific, educational and cultural renaissance in Sharjah and the support of Dr. Shaikh Sultan for various humanitarian and educational projects which, he said, are reflected in the emirate’s great scientific and cultural development.
Dr Shaikh Sultan presented his guest with a number of his literary and cultural publications. The meeting was also attended by a number of shaikhs and Indian officials.
Nearly 37 years after his grandmother and then prime minister Indira Gandhi visited the UAE in 1981, the NehruGandhi scion had received a rousing welcome in Dubai on
Dr Shaikh Sultan and Rahul Gandhi discussed historic relations between the UAE and India as well as ways to promote bilateral relations between the two countries. WAM