India and Saudi Arabia: Ties deepening, broadening, says Saudi envoy

[h3] [/h3] [h3] [/h3] NEW DELHI: India and Saudi Arabia are expanding their security and defence partnership and both nations just recently carried out a maiden joint naval workout to enhance maritime security, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to India Saud Mohammed Al-Sati informed ET.”This decade has actually experienced an impressive stride in the relations in between Saudi Arabia and India. Today, our ties are strong, and our tactical partnership is deepening. From energy cooperation, security and defence, blossoming trade relations to health cooperation, the nature of this relationship has actually diversified tremendously permitting broadened development …,” Al Sati told ET in an unique interview close on the heels of the marine exercise and G20 top which saw Delhi and Riyadh interacting. “The Strategic Partnership Council was a landmark move which would strengthen ties and increase cooperation in between both countries with security and defence being a few of the crucial sectors. In the recent past, both nations have actually performed inaugural joint naval exercises in a quote to boost their maritime security,” he said.The Saudi envoy, who has played a crucial role in pushing bilateral ties over the previous years, recalled that both nations have actually displayed the significance of the partnership on numerous celebrations.

The state see of Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, to India in February 2019 paved “the method for a momentous future,” he stated.”A Strategic Partnership Council in between the 2 nations, led by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of India, supported by ministerial committees covering the whole spectrum of strategic relationships was announced throughout the go to.” Likewise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia in October 2019 was marked with memorable developments, such as the signing of the contract on the Strategic Collaboration Council in between Saudi Arabia and India, he added.

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