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

[h3] [/h3] [h3] [/h3] NEW DELHI: India and Saudi Arabia are broadening their security and defence partnership and both nations just recently carried out a first joint marine workout to improve maritime security, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to India Saud Mohammed Al-Sati informed ET.”This decade has actually witnessed an exceptional stride in the relations in between Saudi Arabia and India. Today, our ties are strong, and our strategic partnership is deepening. From energy cooperation, security and defence, blossoming trade relations to health cooperation, the nature of this relationship has actually diversified exceptionally permitting expanded growth …,” Al Sati informed ET in a special interview close on the heels of the marine workout and G20 top which saw Delhi and Riyadh interacting. “The Strategic Collaboration Council was a landmark move which would strengthen ties and boost cooperation in between both nations with security and defence being some of the crucial sectors. In the recent past, both nations have carried out inaugural joint marine exercises in a quote to boost their maritime security,” he said.The Saudi envoy, who has actually played a key function in pressing bilateral ties over the previous years, recalled that both nations have displayed the significance of the partnership on multiple events.

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 way for a special future,” he stated.”A Strategic Collaboration Council between the two nations, led by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of India, supported by ministerial committees covering the entire spectrum of strategic relationships was announced throughout the check out.” Similarly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia in October 2019 was marked with memorable developments, such as the finalizing of the contract on the Strategic Collaboration Council between Saudi Arabia and India, he added.

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