PM Modi-Crown Prince Salman — A New era of India-Saudi relations


Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a bilateral meeting in New Delhi.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and others were present in the meeting.
The Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, who arrived here on a three-day State visit to India attended the G20 Summit in the national capital over the weekend.
The two leaders also co-chaired the First Leaders’ Meeting of the Strategic Partnership Council. PM Modi and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince will review the progress made under the two Ministerial Committees of the Strategic Partnership Council i.e. the Committee on Political, Security, Social and Cultural Cooperation and the Committee on Economy and Investments Cooperation, according to a release from the Ministry of External Affairs.
PM Modi and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince also discussed all aspects of bilateral relations, including political, security, defence, trade and economic, cultural and people-to-people ties. Both the leaders discussed the regional and international issues of mutual interest as well.
The Saudi Crown Prince was accompanied by a high-level delegation, including Ministers and senior officials.
Prior to his meeting with PM Modi, the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince received a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan PM Modi and President Droupadi Murmu welcomed the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The Saudi Crown Prince then inspected a combined defence services Guard of Honour. In a brief statement, Mohammed bin Salman congratulated India for a successful G20 presidency.
Speaking to reporters, he said, “Well done India, a lot of announcements made that will benefit both our countries, the G20 countries and the whole world. So I want to