During his one-day visit to the United Arab Emirates, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was served a vegetarian lunch prepared in vegetable oils, without any egg or dairy products.The full vegetarian lunch had begun with a salad made of harees (wheat) and dates with local organic vegetables.The banquet was hosted at Qasr-al-Watan presidential palace in Abu Dhabi.
The starters were grilled vegetables with masala sauce followed by the main course which included black lentils and local harees (wheat) with cauliflower and carrot tandoori. The dessert served in the lunch was a selection of seasonal local fruits.
Vegetarian Meal (Menu) for PM Narendra Modi
During his meeting with UAE President Zayed Al Nahyan at the Qasr Al Watan Presidential Palace, PM Modi said that he is very glad to come to Abu Dhabi and meet the President. “I feel like I am at my second home. I thank you for the cordial welcome you gave to me and my delegation,” said PM Modi.
Recalling last year’s visit, when the UAE President received PM Modi at the airport, PM Modi said, “Last year during my visit, you yourself came to the airport to meet me. There cannot be a greater proof of affinity than the respect that you have given to me. I have always received brotherly affection from you and have always felt your commitment to policies.”
PM Modi further said that in the last few years, relations between India and UAE have expanded because of a huge contribution from the UAE side. “In the last few years, our relations have expanded and there is a huge contribution from your side. Your vision and clear thinking is the biggest strength for this nation. That is why everyone looks at you like a true friend,” PM Modi added.
— ANI (@ANI) July 15, 2023
PM Modi received a dazzling welcome in UAE as the iconic Burj Khalifa was lit up in the colours of the Indian national flag. As a part of the light-and-sound show the skyscraper also showcased PM Modi’s picture, followed by “Welcome Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.
The Prime Minister had emplaned for the UAE on Saturday after concluding his two-day visit to France.