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Sharjah Ruler arrives in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 24 Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, the Ruler of Sharjah, arrived here on Sunday on a four-day visit.

Al-Qasimi was received by Kerala Governor Justice (retd) P. Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, his cabinet colleagues and other top officials.

After inspecting a Guard of Honour, the ruler drove to the Kovalam beach, where he will stay until his departure on September 28.

On Monday, he will hold a meeting with Sathasivam which will be attended by Vijayan and other top state officials.

On Monday evening, Al-Qasimi will interact with members of the civil society and Kerala businessmen who have made it big in the Middle East.

On Tuesday, the Calicut University will confer upon him an honorary doctorate.

Al-Qasimi's trip to Kerala follows Vijayan's invitation when he travelled to Sharjah last December

IANS

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