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NEW DELHI: In what could be another milestone in expanding economic and strategic cooperation between India and UAE, the west Asian country is expected to be represented at the highest level in the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2024, a biennial event hosted by the Gujarat Government.
Unconfirmed media reports suggest the likely attendance of UAE President Al Nahyan in the business jamboree. Currently, UAE stands as the seventh-largest investor in India in terms of Foreign Direct Investment.
The event is poised to be unfolded over three days, commencing on January 10. The Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre in Gandhinagar will serve as the venue, facilitating the convergence of investors and policymakers from across the world. The event is celebrating its two decades of success this year.
According to media reports, the presence of key global leaders, including Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi, is expected. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a formal invitation to President Al Nahyan during the COP28 Summit in Dubai underlining the strengthening of ties between India and the UAE.
Initiated by PM Modi during his Chief Ministerial tenure in 2003, the Vibrant Gujarat Summit has evolved into a vital platform attracting top-tier business leaders, investors, and policymakers.
The summit’s growth with each edition reflects its pivotal role in advancing India’s economic agenda. The forthcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit is expected to draw diverse delegations from several countries, with robust participation from Russia and African nations. The event consistently attracts foreign leaders and investors, showcasing Gujarat as a key investment destination. Sixteen partner countries and fourteen partner organisations have confirmed attendance so far for the 2024 edition themed ‘Gateway to the Future.’
The partner countries in 2014 include Japan, Finland, Morocco, Republic of Korea, Mozambique, Estonia, UAE, Australia, UK, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Thailand, Bangladesh, Germany, and Egypt.