Modi Arrives In Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for a two-day visit, during which he will stay at the royal family’s guest palace.

All eyes will be on his meetings with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s son, Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who many diplomats and Saudis feel could be the future King.

India’s ties with Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s leading oil producers, have been on an upswing over the last two decades based on burgeoning energy ties and both countries may look to move beyond buyer-seller relationship in the sector and go for joint ventures and investment in refineries and oil fields.

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Combating threat of terrorism and radicalisation are expected to figure high on the agenda of the talks between Modi and the leadership of Saudi Arabia. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Saudi Arabia visit to focus on trade, investment, energy, diaspora & counter-terrorism cooperation.