External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj along with her counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Tuesday inaugurated the Gandhi-Zayed Digital Museum in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Notably, the digital museum will showcase the life, works and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and the founder of modern UAE Shaikh Zayed. The Gandhi-Zayed Digital Museum, which will promote peace, tolerance and sustainability, is part of the celebrations by the two countries to mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and centenary celebrations of the birth of Shaikh Zayed.
In a tweet, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “Valuing Peace, Tolerance and Sustainability. EAM @SushmaSwaraj and Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan jointly launch the Gandhi-Zayed Digital Museum commemorating the 100th year of Founding Father of #UAE Sheikh Zayed and 150th year of Mahatma Gandhi #BapuAt150.”
Sushma Swaraj, who arrived here on Monday on a two-day visit, co-chaired with Abdullah bin Zayed the 12th session of the India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting for Economic and Technical Cooperation here. The discussions between two leaders were held on cooperation in energy, security, trade, investments, space, defence and consular. Also the two key agreements were signed between the sides.
Special relations with UAE
EAM @SushmaSwaraj called on Crown Prince of #AbuDhabi, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Both expressed satisfaction at the pace of our bilateral relations in a range of areas, attesting to our comprehensive strategic partnership pic.twitter.com/7s2zJELrS6
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) December 4, 2018
Before emplaning for India, Sushma Swaraj will interact with the Indian diaspora.
Importantly, the announcement of the proposed digital museum was made in New Delhi by Swaraj and her UAE counterpart during the latter’s visit in July 2018.