Iconic Adnoc Tower lights up with Indian tricolor to celebrate PM Modi swearing-in
The swearing-in ceremony of India’s PM Modi last Thursday made headlines, not just in India, but all across the globe. In an extraordinary gesture, the UAE government lit up the iconic ADNOC tower on the occasion of the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to symbolize the close bonds of friendship and cooperation between the two nations.
The facade of the iconic tower in Abu Dhabi was lit up in Indian tricolour and portraits of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the day when PM Narendra Modi was sworn in for a second term on May 30. While the beautiful visual of Sheikh Mohd Bin Zayed’s handshake with Narenra Modi and the Abu Dhabi flag on the Adnoc Group tower is going viral as ‘Modi 2.0’, Indians in the emirate looked up with pride as what it seems deepening of strong bilateral ties. Perhaps, UAE wishes India more development and prosperity
Now this is true friendship! As PM @narendramodi is sworn in for a second term in office, the iconic @AdnocGroup tower in Abu Dhabi is lit up with India and UAE flags and portraits of our PM and of HH Sheikh @MohamedBinZayed @IndianDiplomacy @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/fnlkEdPHFW
— IndAmbUAE (@navdeepsuri) May 30, 2019
India’s PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Union Cabinet 2.0 were sworn-in by President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in a grand ceremony attended by over 8,000 guests. With a massive line-up of ministers with quite a few familiar faces and many new entrants, a total of 58 ministers were inducted in the Union Cabinet.
Congratulations to all those who took oath today. This team is a blend of youthful energy and administrative experience. It has people who have excelled as Parliamentarians and those who have had distinguished professional careers.
Together, we will work for India’s progress. pic.twitter.com/NKQh61eYCh
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 30, 2019
Beyond the friendly gesture, it’s also clear that the two nations look forward to the India-UAE Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Since Prime Minister Modi visited the UAE in August 2015, close friendship has blossomed between the two and the transformed relations has made an unprecedented impact in areas such as trade and investment flows, food and energy security, manpower and skills, literature and culture, defence, space and security cooperation
ADNOC is the only foreign oil and gas company, to invest in India’s strategic petroleum reserves programme. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company or ADNOC is the state-owned oil company of the UAE. It is also a stakeholder in one of India’s largest refinery and petrochemical complexes, which will be constructed at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. So while PM Modi starts his fresh five-year term in office, India’s energy security will become a top priority for the UAE.