ABU DHABI, India's kind invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to participate in the Republic Day celebrations as a chief guest reflects its appreciation of the UAE's prominent standing and recognition of the approach of tolerance, openness and constructive co-operation, affirmed Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Al Jaber, Minister of State, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of National Media Council (NMC).

''The state visit of His Highness to India highlights the unique, special and deep ties between the UAE and India and their strategic relations based on strong, longstanding pillars,'' Dr Al Jaber said.

In a statement on the occasion of HH's visit to India, Dr. Al Jaber said the shared vision and mutual desire to strengthen joint strategic partnership would significantly contribute in advancing development and prosperity as well as enhancing security and peace in the region.

He noted the HH's visit had been warmly received and appreciated by the people, government and leadership of India and this would definitely contribute to producing important results that benefit the distinguished strategic ties between the friendly countries.

Source: Emirates News Agency