Nahyan bin Zayed receives Chief Minister of Indian State of Kerala….reports Asian Lite News
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, received Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of the Indian state of Kerala, and his delegation, at the foundation’s headquarters today.
Sheikh Nahyan welcomed the chief minister and his delegation, asserting that the visit would be considered an opportunity to strengthen current cooperation between both sides in different fields and to shed light on the foundation’s humanitarian and charitable goals and its global efforts to do good, according to the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to offer support to different needy segments and provide relief to people in distress without discriminating on race, religion or colour.
He affirmed that the foundation offered support to over ten developmental projects in India over the last ten years, five of which were allocated to Kerala in education and for people with disabilities, through providing service establishments at a value of nearly AED 8 million.
The Kerala Chief Minister expressed his thanks and appreciation to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the people of the UAE for their stance and response to the crisis and for those affected by the floods.
Sheikh Nahyan presented Vijayan with a commemorative shield in appreciation of his visit to the country that documents the brotherly efforts of both countries in different humanitarian, economic, and political fields and at a regional level.
The meeting was attended by Hamad Salem bin Kardous Al Ameri, Director-General of the foundation, and a number of officials from the foundation.
Meeting with HH Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, received the chief minister at his palace. They discussed issues of mutual interest and ways to enhance cooperation between Abu Dhabi and Kerala.
Sheikh Nahyan highlighted the distinguished relations between the two leaderships and governments, and emphasised the keenness of the UAE to develop relations with Kerala in various fields.
The Chief Minister of Kerala thanked great humanitarian efforts of the UAE for the relief of the flood-affected population in Kerala, and said that the UAE’s keenness to provide assistance at such critical times reflects strong relations between the two sides.