Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who arrived in India on Tuesday night, received a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday morning in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He then met PM Modi for bilateral talks at Hyderabad House.
"Today we want to be sure that this relation between India and Saudi Arabia is maintained and improved for the sake of both countries. With the leadership of the President and the Prime Minister, I am sure we can create good things for Saudi Arabia and India," says Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday broke protocol to receive Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Palam Airport. He was received by PM Modi with a warm hug. Mohammed bin Salman, popularly known as 'MBS', is in Delhi on a two-day visit. Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh was also present at the airport. Salman, popularly known as 'MBS', is accompanied by his ministers and a large business delegation. India is likely to strongly raise the issue of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism with him. Mohammed bin Salman.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said in Islamabad on Monday that Riyadh will try to "de-escalate" tensions between India and Pakistan in the wake of the deadly terror attack in Pulwama by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad.