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Ambassador Navdeep Suri visits Al Shahama Camp

Following the flag hoisting and cultural program on the occasion of India’s Independence Day at the Indian Embassy this morning, Ambassador Navdeep Suri visited the Shahama Centre in Abu Dhabi. He was accompanied by senior diplomats from the Embassy's consular and community affairs departments.

Ambassador Suri met senior Emirati officials at the Shahama Centre to review arrangements for the ongoing Amnesty scheme. He said, "We truly appreciate the generosity of the UAE leadership in creating this three month window. The senior officials who are handling the scheme have been exceptionally cooperative with our Embassy team and have made a number of improvements in processes. We have assured them of our full support.'

Ambassador Suri and the team also visited the tent in which Amnesty cases are being processed and met with several Indian nationals who were waiting to get their cases processed. They were deeply moved by the visit of a top level team from the Embassy. In his interaction with them, Ambassador Navdeep Suri assured, 'Your Embassy is your best friend when you are abroad. We are here to help you and will offer all possible assistance to ensure that you reach back to India safely.' He gave them best wishes for Independence Day. The Embassy also provided special food packets to them.

Ambassador Navdeep Suri also met with volunteers from Indian Islamic Centre who have been working closely with the Embassy team to help the stranded Indians. 'Your efforts are getting you the blessings of hundreds of persons. Thank you for all your efforts.'

Following the inputs from senior Emirati officials about revised processes that are being put in place to assist the applicants, Ambassador Suri indicated that the Embassy would coordinate with major Indian community organizations and would soon issue a revised advisory.

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Abu Dhabi

15 August 2018