India, UAE to accelerate skills development ties

India and the UAE committed to accelerating skills development between the youth of the two countries, as well as further deepening relations on the sidelines of the launch of a Skill India International Centre in Varanasi.
Under an MoU, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will develop a Skill India International Centre in Varanasi to enable Indian youth in pursuing overseas employment opportunities in logistics, port operations and allied areas. Speaking on the occasion, Indian Minister Dharmendra Pradhan underscored that India is a valuable partner to the UAE and other countries across the world. He also mentioned that the government is working to fulfil the aspirations of India's youth and prepare them for the future.

The Government is creating a reliable, qualified and able workforce that will drive economic success, not only for India but for other economies of the world too, Pradhan said.

Meanwhile, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Economy, Abdulla Bin Touq Al-Marri has made a courtesy call to his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman and discussed the economic and strategic partnership between the two countries.

Al-Marri and a high-level UAE delegation are in New Delhi for India-UAE Economic Partnership Summit - "India-UAE CEPA: Unleashing the Golden Era". "Both sides discussed the strong economic and commercial engagement between the India-UAE and the comprehensive strategic partnership which is driving the multifaceted bilateral relations," an official statement informed.

"Such regular exchanges and bilateral meetings further deepen India's engagement and harness newer areas while maximally exploiting the existing institutional arrangements," the statement said.

(ANI)

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