The pacts are part of the 16 agreements to be signed between the two countries.
New Delhi: The UAE on Sunday pledged total support to India in combating terrorism, as it looked towards elevating bilateral defence and security ties and inking a Strategic Cooperation Agreement during the visit of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to New Delhi from Tuesday.
The pacts are part of the 16 agreements to be signed between the two countries after the talks on January 25 between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mr Al Nahyan, who will be the chief guest at this year’s Republic Day parade, UAE ambassador Ahmed Al Banna told PTI.
“We cooperate with India to combat and fight extremists and terrorists all over the world and we support Indian authority and government in their endeavour in protecting itself from any terrorist or extremist group,” he said.
When asked about the decisions taken by the two sides during Mr Modi’s visit to UAE in 2015 on working together to control, regulate and share information on flow of funds that could have a bearing on radicalisation activities, the envoy refused to comment. “I don’t know” was his cryptic reply when asked about reports of the UAE government seizing properties of Dawood Ibrahim worth Rs 15,000 crore.
Asserting that his country among the first to condemn the terror strike in Pathankot, Mr Banna said the UAE had also supported the surgical strikes by India.