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

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 20 February 2019, 02:13 PM
PM Modi warmly welcomes Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman ahead of the talks. (Photo: PIB/Twitter)
PM Modi warmly welcomes Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman ahead of the talks. (Photo: PIB/Twitter)

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.

First Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 01:13 PM
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