Pm Modi meets UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Dubai:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday discussed the Israeli-Hamas conflict with UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the two sides resumed war after a week-long ceasefire. Modi and Mohammed bin Zayed met on the sidelines of the COP28 World Climate Action Summit here.

"I am always delighted to meet my brother Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Today's meeting during COP28 was very productive. Thank you for the warm hospitality. We also discussed various issues aimed at enhancing India-UAE friendship and making our planet more sustainable.

"The two leaders reviewed bilateral relations and exchanged views on the Israel-Hamas conflict," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on 'X'.

Israel's war with Hamas resumed on Friday. Israel launched an air strike on the Gaza Strip shortly after the end of the week-long ceasefire.

On the other hand, sirens were warned of incoming rockets in Israel, indicating that Hamas extremists have also resumed attacks.

Modi congratulated the UAE President for the successful hosting of COP28 and invited him to participate in the Vibrant Gujarat Summit to be held in Gandhinagar in January.

He also thanked the UAE President for co-hosting the High-Level Meeting on Green Climate Programme (GCP) at COP28.

Later, Prime Minister Modi also met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersen and Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Motley, Guyana President Mohamed Irfan Ali and Swiss Confederation President Alain Berset.