Dubai, April 26
Prominent iconic buildings, together with the Burj Khalifa, within the UAE had been lit up with the tricolour to present solidarity with India because it grapples with a rising COVID-19 disaster.
India’s complete tally of COVID-19 circumstances has climbed to 1,73,13,163 whereas lively circumstances have crossed the 28-lakh mark. The loss of life toll elevated to 1,95,123 with a document 2,812 new fatalities, in accordance to the Union Health Ministry knowledge up to date on Monday.
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) headquarters and the world’s tallest constructing, Burj Khalifa, in Dubai had been lit up with the colors of the Indian flag in solidarity with India because it responds to a second COVID-19 wave, the official WAM information company reported.
نرسل رسالة أملٍ وتضامن ودعم للشعب الهندي في هذه الأوقات العصيبة، متمنين أن يتخطوا هذه المحنة بقوتهم واتحادهم#برج_خليفة
— Burj Khalifa (@BurjKhalifa) April 25, 2021
“As #India battles the gruesome war against #COVID19 , its friend #UAE sends its best wishes. Glowing star @BurjKhalifa in #Dubai lits up in Flag of India to showcase its support,” Indian Embassy within the UAE tweeted on Sunday.
The embassy additionally tweeted a video of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest constructing, displaying the Indian flag and #staystrongIndia.
India is struggling with a second wave of the pandemic with greater than 3,00,000 day by day new coronavirus circumstances being reported previously few days, and hospitals in a number of states are reeling underneath a scarcity of medical oxygen and beds.
Pavan Kapoor, Ambassador of India to the UAE, tweeted, “India appreciates the UAE’s strong support to its close friend in difficult times @MoFAICUAE @UAEembassyIndia.” The ADNOC on the facade of its headquarters displayed the message “Stay strong, India” to spotlight its support for one of many UAE’s closest mates and most vital buying and selling companions, the report mentioned.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has affirmed his confidence in India’s capacity to overcome the problem of the resurgence in COVID-19 circumstances, the Gulf News reported.
He reiterated the UAE’s full support for and solidarity with India. This got here in a cellphone name made by Sheikh Abdullah on Sunday with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
Sheikh Abdullah mentioned the management, authorities and folks of the UAE are in full solidarity with India. Sheikh Abdullah expressed the UAE’s keenness to dedicate all sources in support of the efforts presently undertaken by the federal government of India, the report added.
He additionally reaffirmed the longstanding relations between the UAE and India and the excellent strategic partnership between the 2 pleasant nations. He additionally pressured that world motion is key in overcoming the fallout of the pandemic. Cooperation between the 2 nations over the COVID-19 pandemic took numerous varieties and manifested itself in facilitating repatriation flights throughout the onset of the well being disaster; information switch; provision of medical help and provides; trade of experience; and software of superior screening strategies for detection of lively virus infections, the WAM reported.
The UAE and India boast longstanding strategic relations that began in 1972 with the initiation of diplomatic relations between the 2 nations that grew into fruitful cooperation primarily based on mutual belief and customary curiosity across all fronts. These privileged relations fructified into the signing of a complete strategic partnership settlement between the 2 nations in 2017, it mentioned. PTI