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Narendra Modi meets Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister on Monday

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On Monday Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al Saud to discuss the progress of several bilateral cooperation initiatives. The meeting took place at the Prime Minister’s residence in New Delhi. 

In a tweet, PM Narendra Modi said, “Pleased to receive the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud. Exchanged views on ongoing bilateral cooperation initiatives and the regional situation. Convey my regards to His Majesty the King and His Highness the Crown Prince.” 

The duo exchanged views on ongoing bilateral cooperation initiatives and regional differences. Further, Modi also talked about India’s eagerness for greater investments in the chief sectors like IT, energy and defense manufacturing. The situation of Afghanistan also became the topic of conversation and was deemed extremely important. 

“The Prime Minister conveyed his special thanks and appreciation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for looking after the welfare of the Indian diaspora during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Prime Minister also conveyed his warm greetings and regards to His Majesty the King and His Highness the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia,” PMO said in a press release.

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al Saud was also welcomed by Dr. S Jaishankar, India’s External Affair Minister. The notable minister talked about the necessary international issues of mutual interest and had a discussion on bilateral relations between the two countries. The meeting was the first ministerial visit post-Covid-19 pandemic. It should be noted that the two exchanged their views on the execution of the Strategic Partnership Council Agreement that was signed between the two countries during the PM’s visit to Saudi Arabia in 2019.  Both the ministers also reviewed the events occurring in Afghanistan during the Taliban-Afghanistan brawl. 

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