It is expected that an agreement on Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection will also be signed.

Abdullah had earlier visited India in May, 2012 for bilateral discussions.

India enjoys close and multifaceted comprehensive partnership with UAE which is our largest trading partner. Our well-balanced bilateral trade has crossed USD 74 billion during 2012-13.

The UAE is the tenth largest investor in India in terms of foreign direct investments. It contributes significantly to India's energy security and is the fifth largest supplier of crude oil to India.

1.9 million strong vibrant Indian community is the largest expatriate group in the UAE.

(JPN)

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