Your Excellency, Prime Minister Lapid,
Your Highness, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Your Excellency, President Biden,
First of all, many congratulations and best wishes to Prime Minister Lapid on assuming the office as the Prime Minister.
I would also like to thank him for hosting today’s summit.
This is a meeting of strategic partners in the true sense.
We are all good friends too, and we all have common perspective and common interests as well.
Excellencies, Your Highness,
” I2U2″ has set a positive agenda right from today’s first summit.
We have identified Joint Projects in many areas, and have also prepared a roadmap to move forward in them.
Under the ” I2U2″ framework, we have agreed to increase joint investment in six key areas of water, energy, transport, space, health and food security.
It is clear that the vision and agenda of “I2U2” is progressive and practical.
By mobilizing the mutual strengths of our countries – Capital, Expertise and Markets – we can accelerate our agenda, and contribute significantly to the global economy.
Our cooperative framework is also a good model for practical cooperation in the face of increasing global uncertainties.
I am confident that with ” I2U2″, we will make significant contributions to energy security, food security and economic growth on a global scale.
DISCLAIMER: This is the approximate translation of Prime Minister’s remarks. Original remarks were delivered in Hindi.