The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday proposed to set up a consulate in Hyderabad.
This was conveyed by UAE Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao in their meeting in Hyderabad.
Rao welcomed and consented for establishing of consulate. According to a statement from the Chief Minister's Office, he directed Chief Secretary S. K. Joshi to allocate land and provide infrastructure for the consulate, so as to boost the cordial relationship between Telangana and UAE.
Recalling the cultural bonds between Telangana and UAE, he referred to the cultural bond, historical identity and business relationship with the Middle East.
Al Nahyan, who called on Rao along with a high-level delegation, was all the praise for the tremendous economic and social growth of Telangana. He complimented government of Telangana for introducing innovative and exemplary schemes for the people's welfare.
According to reports, Al Nahyan congratulated Rao for the welfare programmes taken up for the development of minorities in the state, for establishing residential schools for minorities and Irrigation projects.
Rao briefed on the initiatives taken on industrial policy, development on social aspects, education, medicine and establishing of infrastructure and how the state is encountering the impediments in emerging as 'bangaru' or golden Telangana.
He also extended an invitation to the UAE Minister to visit the ongoing construction of the massive Kaleshwaram irrigation project.
After the meet, the Telangana Chief Minister presented the UAE officials with a shawl and a small replica of Charminar, built by Quli Qutb Shah, highlighting Hyderabadâ€™s 400-year-old history.
The Consulate General of the United States of America already has an office in Hyderabad at Paigah Palace in Begumpet.
Countries like Turkey and the Islamic Republic Of Iran also have offices established in Hyderabad.