HRH Crown Prince, Indian Prime Minister Attend Saudi-Indian Strategic Partnership Council

His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, met today with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi to discuss ties and cooperation in various fields, and to review regional and international topics of common interest.

Attending the meeting were Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of State, Cabinet's Member and National Security Adviser Musaed Al-Aiban, Minister of Commerce Majid Al-Qassabi, and Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan.

At the Saudi-Indian Strategic Partnership Council that he later attended, HRH the Crown Prince thanked the president for the warm welcome, highlighting the long-standing relationships India has with the Arab world, particularly with Saudi Arabia, and the cooperation that helps the two sides build a brighter future.

"There has been no dispute throughout this relationship's history, but certainly, there is cooperation to build the future for our countries and create opportunities," HRH the Crown Prince said, expressing hope that the items and promising targets on the agenda of the Saudi-Indian Strategic Partnership Council will be brought to fruition through collaboration in all sectors.

HRH the Crown Prince praised the Indian government for "managing the G20 file", and the initiatives adopted by the G20, "including the establishment of the economic corridor connecting India, the Middle East and Europe", many of which "have become a reality through our hard work and dedication".

He also commended the Indian community, which constitutes 7% of the population of Saudi Arabia, for its significant contribution to the economic growth of the Kingdom, saying that "we consider them a part of us. Through this council, we hope to meet the aspirations of our peoples."

The Indian prime minister said he is looking forward to strengthening the partnership with Saudi Arabia in various fields.

HRH the Crown Prince and the Indian prime minister signed the minutes of the Saudi-Indian Strategic Partnership Council.

Taking part in the Strategic Partnership Council's meeting were Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of State, member of Cabinet, and National Security Adviser Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Minister of Commerce Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Fadley, Minister of Investment Eng. Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Eng. Abdullah Al-Swaha, Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar bin Ibrahim Al-Khorayef, Advisor at the Royal Court Muhammad bin Mazyad Al-Tuwaijri, HRH the Crown Prince's Secretary Dr. Bandar bin Obaid Al-Rasheed, and Saudi Ambassador to India Saleh bin Eid Al-Hussaini.

Later, the Indian prime minister held a luncheon in honour of HRH the Crown Prince.

Source: Saudi Press Agency