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India’s ties with UAE much more than that of buyer-seller: PM

Abudabi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India’s relations with the UAE was much more than that of a buyer and a seller as he hailed the country’s growing ties with the Gulf countries as “deep, broad and vibrant.Addressing the members of the Indian community at the Dubai Opera House on the second day of his two-day visit to the UAE, Modi said his government was trying to bring India to a global benchmark. Today, be it the UAE or other Gulf nations, our relation with them is not just that of a buyer and a seller. It has become much more,” Modi said. The Prime Minister assured the Indian community that his government will work to bring to reality their dreams. “India’s leap in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Rankings from 142 to 100 is unprecedented. But we are not satisfied at this, we want to do better. We will do whatever it takes to make it possible,” he told the gathering. Modi hailed his government’s bold decisions like demonetisation and implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST). “GST had been languishing for seven years, but now it is a reality,” he said in his nearly 20-minute speech.