On the sidelines of G20 summit held in Argentina, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a meeting with Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salem which was based on the critical issues of boosting cultural, economic and energy ties.
They also discussed the sides related to enhance investment in technology, food security and renewable energy.
In a tweet, Modi wrote: “Had a fruitful interaction with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud. We discussed multiple aspects of India-Saudi Arabia relations and ways to further boost economic, cultural and energy ties.”
External affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted: “Deepening strategic ties. PM @narendramodi met with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on sidelines of #G20Argentina. Discussed enhancing Saudi investment in technology, infrastructure, petroleum, renewable energy, food security, fintech & defence sectors.”
PMO stated: “In recent years, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been a valuable partner. The relationship has expanded beyond the Indian community to issues related to the economy, energy and security. All issues of bilateral and regional interest will be discussed.”
Also on the sidelines of G20 summit, Modi met with UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on November 30. They discussed the issue of climate change, giving reference to the upcoming COP24 meet in Katowice, Poland.
According to news report, the sources said, “It reflects the respect in which the prime minister and his initiatives are held globally to take the lead on issues of global importance.”
Bilateral meeting, which will expand to trilateral meeting which is a part of series of Trump meeting Modi and Abe during G20 at November 30 and December 1.
Modi tweeted: “Looking forward to a wide range of interactions at the G-20 Summit, aimed at furthering sustainable development.”