The World Government Summit, which is happening this week in Dubai, sees many celebrities and public figures, both as guests and as speakers, but one visitor got a particularly warm welcome when he arrived in the emirate this week.
Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, is here for the Summit, but also for an official state visit. To announce the prime minister's arrival, the Burj Khalifa was lit up with the Indian flag, as was the ADNOC building in Abu Dhabi as well as the Dubai Frame.
As part of his visit, he witnessed the signing of five MoUs between India and the UAE, visited the Presidential Palace, and oversaw the building of the first Hindu temple in the Middle East.
Historic moment for Indians in #UAE – Congratulating #Modiji for facilitating setting up of #AbuDhabi’s first #Hindu temple. It will be built on 55,000 sq mtrs near #AlRabha off Dubai-Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Highway, by BAPS #Swaminarayanan Sanstha to be ready by 2020. @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/QdlEXzqvHp— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) February 11, 2018
To welcome the Prime Minister, Dubai's Indian community gave Modi a warm welcome at the Dubai Opera, with thousands of fans filling the seats to greet the head of state.
Watch his full address to the Indian diaspora community below, and stay tuned to see more details of his trip!
Connecting with the diaspora...PM Narendra Modi addressing a community programme in Dubai.
Connecting with the diaspora...PM Narendra Modi addressing a community programme in Dubai.Posted by PMO India on Saturday, February 10, 2018