Dubai: Relations between the UAE and the South Indian state of Kerala have reached a new level with state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s visit. The chief minister said he has invited His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to visit Kerala.
Proposals for projects to support Non-Resident Keralites here and to develop various sectors in Kerala have been initiated during his first official visit to the UAE.
A day after meeting His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Vijayan said his various proposals have been considered with positive interest.
Among the proposals are a family city to provide affordable housing and a cultural centre for the expatriate Malayalee community in Sharjah.
“I have given the proposals in writing. He [Shaikh Sultan] instructed his officials to look into them and take necessary action right in front of us,” Vijayan said at a press conference in Dubai yesterday.