Modi continues 'selfie diplomacy' in UAE visit

Modi continues 'selfie diplomacy' in UAE visit

Modi continues 'selfie diplomacy' in UAE visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued his 'selfie diplomacy' as he visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque, the UAE's largest and the world's third largest, on his first visit to the Emirate.

Clad in a cream-coloured kurta with an orange and white stole, Modi walked around in the mosque and looked at the architecture as he was briefed on the exquisite skill that went behind creating this key place of worship.

He also posed for a selfie, flashing a smile with the sheikhs during his visit, the first to the UAE by an Indian premier in 34 years.

"Memorable moments recorded for posterity. PM @narendramodi takes a selfie & writes about the visit in the Guest Book," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

The Prime Minister, who has a penchant for selfies, has clicked them in the past with several leaders and the 'selfie diplomacy' has emerged as an integral part of his overseas trips.

During his May visit to China, he clicked one with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang.

In April, he had clicked a selfie with Indian students who gathered around him during his visit to the French Space Agency.

Last year, during his trip to Australia, Modi posted a selfie with his "friend" and Australian counterpart Tony Abbott.