The UAE media delegation accompanying His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, during his current tour to India, has been briefed about the role and efforts of the Centre for West Asian Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi.
The delegation, which represents different media institutions, discussed possibility of benefiting from the educational expertise. The delegation members were also briefed on the Gulf studies at the university.
The university officials and the delegation members reviewed the cultural and historic ties between the UAE and India, as well as challenges facing the research centres. The two sides agreed to strengthen co-operation.
Prof. AK Pasha, Director, Gulf Studies Programme, Centre for West Asian Studies, at Jawaharlal Nehru University, commended the role of the UAE in combating extremism and terrorism. "The UAE has become the world's icon in co-existence and tolerance among religions," he added.
He expressed his admiration at the comprehensive development being experienced by the UAE in the areas of culture, education, tourism, economy, investment, infrastructure and others.