Plans are underway for connectivity from the Mediterranean to India via the Gulf and India
Plans are underway for connectivity from the Mediterranean to India via the Gulf. The plans involve countries like Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and India.
Foreign ministers of India, Israel, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece and others are expected to meet in Dubai during the 12th edition of the Sir Bani Yas Forum to further discuss the plan .
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The forum will meet from November 12-14.
WION has learned that the project is focused on building a corridor that connects India to the Gulf and West Asia to the Eastern Mediterranean, which will link the region to Europe and be a game-changer.
The face-to-face meeting of foreign ministers is expected to remove obstacles in this connectivity project, which is currently in the preliminary stages.
It is important to understand that three key countries in West Asia; Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which will also participate in the discussion of the project, already have close relations with New Delhi.
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Several trilateral projects are also underway between India, Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
The Abraham Accords of 2020 saw the normalization of ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and since then both sides have stepped up their engagements with each other, including the presence of the Israeli pavilion at the ongoing exhibition. from Dubai.
India has taken the lead in several connectivity initiatives, from the Chabahar Port project in Iran which connects it to Central Asia and beyond; to the Kaladan Multimodal project in the east which links it to the ASEAN countries.
Chabahar is also the key to the north-south international transport corridor connecting Mumbai to Moscow.