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India, UAE sign 14 pacts on enhancing ties; an MoU to check human trafficking

India, UAE sign 14 pacts on enhancing ties; an MoU to check human trafficking

New Delhi, Jan 25 (UNI) India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) today signed as many as 14 bilateral pacts, including on defence and strategic partnership as well as on the issue of prevention, recovery and repatriation related to human trafficking, especially of women and children. On the Agreement on Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between India and the UAE, a statement from the External Affairs Ministry here said: "This is a general framework agreement which highlights the areas of bilateral cooperation identified under the comprehensive strategic partnership as agreed upon in the high level joint statements issued in the August 2015 and February 2016." The agreements between two sides have fructified after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan held delegation-level talks here today. The Crown Prince is on a state visit and will also grace the Republic Day parade tomorrow as the chief guest. The official statement said an MoU was signed that seeks to enhance bilateral cooperation on the issue of prevention, rescue, recovery and repatriation related to human trafficking, especially of women and children expeditiously. In the pact signed between Ministry of Defence of both countries, the Memorandum of Understanding aims to establish cooperation in the identified fields of defence manufacturing and technology, including through studies, research, development, innovation and cooperation between public and private sector institutions of the two countries. "The two sides will cooperate in areas of armaments, defence industries and transfer of technology," it said. More UNI DEVN SHK 1435

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