On Wednesday, Chief Minister of the South Indian State of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan met three top officials and Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs received him.
John Brittas, media adviser to the chief minister told the reporters that “It was a courtesy call to thank the UAE leaders for their generous support extended to Kerala and its people over the years, especially after the devastating floods that hit the state last year.”
Shaikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Managing Director of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court, also received Pinarayi Vijayan.
Various details of investment potential in the state, especially in the infrastructure sector was presented by the chief minister said Brittas. Vijayan also invited Shaikh Hamed to visit Kerala.
Brittas said, “The delegation received an encouraging response from Dr. Al Jaber.”
Adnoc did not give any comment on the meeting but one of the Adnoc spokesman said, “India is a strategic and important market for us. We always look for commercial opportunities to expand our relationship and increase our market share with India.”
On Thursday morning, the chief minister would fly to Fujairah where Shaikh Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah will receive him, Brittas said. In the evening, Vijayan will inaugurate the ‘Come on Kerala Business Conclave’ at Sharjah Expo Centre and interact with Indian business leaders.

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