External Affairs Minister of India Discusses Diplomatic and Cultural Relations with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia
Adel bin Ahmed Al Jubeir met with Sushma Swaraj during his official visit to India on March 11th to discuss their common goal of fighting terror and improving relationsMarch 12th, 2019
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Al Jubeir met and held discussions with External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj on the entire gamut of bilateral relations. They took note of significant developments after the visit of His Royal Highness to India.
EAM reiterated that an immediate irreversible and verifiable action to dismantle terror infrastructure is essential to fight terror. It was agreed to set up the Strategic Partnership Council at the earliest. The gesture from Saudi side to increase the Hajj Quota to 200,000 and Royal pardon to 850 Indian Prisoners was highly appreciated.
India and Saudi Arabia enjoy warm, close and multifaceted relations underpinned by historic, cultural, religious and economic linkages which stand elevated to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Saudi Arabia is India’s fourth largest trading partner and second largest supplier of our crude oil needs.