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India, Saudi Arabia have thousand years of blood ties, says Mohammed bin Salman

PM Modi's Visit To Saudi Arabia In 2016 Qualitatively Transformed The Relationship Between The Countries.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 20 Feb 2019, 02:13:30 PM
PM Modi warmly welcomes Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman ahead of the talks. (Photo: PIB/Twitter)

New Delhi:

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who is in India for a two-day visit, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House on Wednesday. MBS, as the crown prince is popularly called, held a detailed meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and both the nations announced major deals in the areas defence, oil, and trade. 

Here are the highlights:

2 pm: Extremism & terrorism are our common concerns. We would like to tell our friend India that we'll cooperate on all fronts, be it intelligence sharing. We'll work with everyone to ensure a brighter future for our upcoming generations, says MBS.

1.59 pm: We know India’s strong position in IT sector. We have invested heavily in the Arab IT sector, says MBS.

1.58 pm: India and Saudi Arabia have thousand years of blood ties, says Mohammed bin Salman.

1.56 pm: Saudi Arabia and India are together and agree that terrorism should not exist, and the countries which support terrorism should be held responsible, says PM Modi.

1.55 pm: Pulwama attack shows we must fight terrorism and Saudi Arabia is with us, says PM Modi.

1.57 pm: We welcome Saudi Arabia joining the International Solar Alliance. We also discussed how to further strengthen our defence cooperation.

1.52 pm: Saudi Arabia is one of India's most valuable strategic partners. Our relations have grown stronger. I welcome Saudi investment in Indian infrastructure, says PM Modi.

1.46 pm: India and Saudi Arabia's friendly relations dates back to hundreds of years, says PM Modi.

1.45 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman witness the exchange of MoUs between the two countries.

1.40 pm: Saudi Arabia signs framework agreement with India on a solar alliance. Saudi Arabia becomes 73rd country to sign Framework Agreement of International Solar Alliance

1 pm: Visuals of delegation level talks between India and Saudi Arabia:

12.44 pm: PM Modi warmly welcomes Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman ahead of the talks. PM Modi's visit to Saudi Arabia in 2016 qualitatively transformed the relationship between the countries.

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First Published : 20 Feb 2019, 01:13:51 PM