H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has visited the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati, India, the residence of Mahatma Gandhi at Ahmedabad, as part of his official visit to India.
Sheikh Abdullah toured the place and the Ashram Guest House, which receives millions of visitors, as well as the family rooms that tell the history of Gandhi. He was also briefed about the ancient manuscripts of Mahatma Gandhi.
Sheikh Abdullah tried out the charkha, spinning wheel used by Gandhi for spinning thread or yarn from natural or synthetic fibres H.H. also toured the museum, which includes historical paintings and pictures about the life of Gandhi.
At the end of the tour, he placed a wreath of wool on the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Ashram.
Dr. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al-Banna, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of India, accompanied Sheikh Abdullah during the tour.