South Asia and Beyond

‘India-UAE CEPA: A Decisive Step In Regional Integration, Greater Market Access In Thrust Areas’

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point‘, Ambassador Jayant Dasgupta, India’s Former Envoy to the World Trade Organisation(WTO), Ex-Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and Ambassador Venu Rajamony, Former Indian Envoy, Ex-Consul General to the UAE, Former Press Secretary to India’s President, current Officer on Special Duty(OSD) External Cooperation for the Kerala Government, Professor of Diplomatic Practice at the Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University and Author, ‘UAE: In Celebration of a Legendary Friendship’ in discussion with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

The panel discusses the virtual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan, the UAE-India comprehensive strategic partnership, the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) talks that were launched in September 2021 and have been completed, the UAE as India’s third-largest trade partner and second-largest export destination after the U.S., the 3.5 million strong Indian community in the UAE, UAE MoUs in Kashmir, the UAE, India, Israel, U.S. ‘West Asia Quad’, the Abraham Accords signed by the leaders of the U.S., Bahrain, Israel and the UAE in September 2020, and CEPAs and Free Trade Agreements(FTAs) that India is working on across the globe.

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