Abu Dhabi, Feb. 14 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday called UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan his "brother" and praised him for being a good friend and well-wisher of the Indian community,

Addressing a mega diaspora event, 'Alhan Modi', in Abu Dhabi after holding bilateral talks with the UAE president, PM Modi said the two leaders and the two countries share a strong bond that is getting even stronger.

He recalled his first visit to the UAE in 2015, a year after he became the Prime Minister.

"During that first meeting itself, I felt that I had come to the home of someone close to me. Even he was welcoming me like a family member. But that welcome wasn't for me alone, it was for 140 crore Indians... In 10 years, thi...