The Crown Prince was greeted by PM Narendra Modi in the national capital on Tuesday
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in New Delhi for a day's visit on Tuesday evening. He was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the airport with a warm hug. He is expected to hold bilateral talks with PM Modi today.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was given the Guard of Honour as part of ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. He was accompanied by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind.
The visit will be closely watched for talks between the two leaders on terrorism and trade. Saudi Arabia has vowed to "de-escalate" rising tensions between Pakistan and India during the high-profile summit in Islamabad.
Here are the highlights of the bilateral talks between PM Modi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman:
People involved in terror attacks should not just be blacklisted but tried and punished, and if there is evidence against the Jaish-e Mohammed and its leader Masood Azhar, he must be listed as a global terrorist at the UN, Saudi Arabia said today.
In an exclusive interview to NDTV, Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel Al-Jubeir, said the Saudi-Pakistan joint statement, which referred to "the need for avoiding the politicisation of the UN listing regime" was not a reference to Masood Azhar.
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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has told NDTV that Pakistan said it is not involved in the Pulwama terror attack
Both the leaders condemned in the strongest terms the Pulwama attack. They called on all countries to dismantle terror organizations, cut off financing and bring perpetrators of terrorism to justice: MEA
PM Modi welcomed KSA investment of $100 billion in India in energy, infrastructure, agriculture and petrochemicals: MEA
Mohammed bin Salman recalled his last visit to India both recalled PM Modi's visit to Riyadh in 2016 and also the Saudi King's visit in 2014. He emphasized on friendship, the MEA said
The two leaders have a close rapport, the MEA said in the presser
PM Modi and the Saudi Crown Prince had restrictive level talks and then one-on-one in Hyderabad then delegation talks and then lunch, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a presser
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday he saw investment opportunities of more than $100 billion in India over the next two years.
"Today we expect the opportunities we are targeting in India in various fields to exceed $100 billion in the coming two years... we want to work with you, Mr Prime Minister, to ensure these investments are made and to ensure useful returns for both countries," he said
From 2016 till now, we have made significant progress. We have already pledged and invested $42 billion in this time. Terrorism is a common concern. We Will cooperate with India in every way, like intelligence sharing. India has played a positive role: Mohammed bin Salman said while addressing the press conference
"We have also vowed to increase pressure on any country that promotes terror activities," PM Modi
Today, we have discussed in detail all facets of our bilateral ties. I welcome Saudi Arabia's participation in India's growth and rising infrastructure. You have a great vision for 2030... The time has come to make this region among those leading across the world: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Your Royal Highness, your visit has given a new dimension to the rapid development of our relationships: PM
We have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the areas of renewable energy. We welcome Saudi Arabia to the International Solar Alliance. The peaceful use of nuclear energy, especially water desalination and health, will be another dimension of our cooperation: PM Modi
The economic, social and cultural links of India and Saudi Arabia are centuries old. And it is always conducive and friendly. The close contact between our peoples is a living bridge for our countries Living Bridge: PM Modi
With the Saudi Royal Highness' vision for India-Saudi ties and the century ahead, relations between our countries are at an all-time high. Saudi Arabia is among the select countries with whom India's shares the most special ties, the Prime Minister added.
MoU on Tourism, Cooperation in the field of housing, exchanged between the two countries
PM Modi broke with government protocol to personally welcome the Saudi Prince; he was seen wrapping the 33-year-old in his traditional bear hug by the steps of the Prince's plane. "A new chapter in bilateral relations," tweeted a foreign ministry spokesperson.
The Saudi prince's visit comes nearly three years after PM Modi's visit to Riyadh in 2016, during which the two nations expanded cooperation across diverse areas including trade, investment and counter-terrorism.
The two nations are expected to set up a ''Strategic Partnership Council'' at a ministerial level, planning joint naval exercises and overall upping of defence cooperation during this visit.
Relation between India and the Arabian peninsula is in our DNA: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince
Relation between India and the Arabian peninsula is in our DNA: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said.
"We want to be sure that this relation is maintained and improved for the sake of both countries. With the leadership of the President and the PM, I am sure we can create good things for Saudi Arabia and India," he added.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gets ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, widely known as "MBS", arrived in New Delhi with his ministers and a large business delegation, at the end of his two-day visit to Pakistan.