Political / HRH prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz met today at his residence in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Mod

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HRH prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, met today at his residence in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi.

At the beginning of the meeting, the PM wished to extend his greetings to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. He also expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the leadership and people of Saudi Arabia regarding the well treatment of the Indian community in the Kingdom.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the horizons of bilateral cooperation between the two friendly countries in the various political, security, economic, investment, agricultural, energy, cultural, and technological fields.

In the investment field, they discussed the investment opportunities in the infrastructure through the Public Investment Fund, as well as opportunities in the agricultural field with the aim of replacing agricultural imports from other countries to the Kingdom with Indian agricultural imports.

In the field of energy, they discussed the Kingdom’s readiness to supply India with all of its needs of oil and petroleum products, as well as Saudi Aramco’s investment in refineries in India, especially the large refinery on the western coast of India and in the field of crude oil storage. They also discussed investment in solar energy through the Soft Bank Vision Fund and through the Saudi companies which will build solar energy projects.

In the military field, they discussed strategies to localize military industry and cooperation in the field of military manufacturing in both countries.

During the meeting, they also reviewed what has been accomplished during the previous two years in the area of bilateral relations. The two sides reviewed the available opportunities to export the Saudi non-oil products to India, and ways to develop bilateral trade through sustainable arrangements, especially in strategic commodities such as Saudi fertilizers as well as promoting the exchange of investment in the industrial sector.

The Prime Minister extended his invitation to the Kingdom to join the International Solar Alliance. HRH the crown prince announced the acceptance of the Kingdom to the invitation.

The meeting was attended on the Saudi side by HE minister of state, member of the Council of Ministers Dr. Mosad Al-Aiban, HE minister of state, member of the Council of Ministers Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf, HE minister of commerce and investment Dr. Majed Al-Qasabi, HE minister of foreign affairs Mr. Adel Al-Jobair, and HE minister of energy, industry, and mineral resources Eng. Khalid Al-Faleh.

From the Indian side, the meeting was attended by Shri Vijay KeshavGokhale, the foreign secretary, Shri A. K. Sharma, additional secretary PMO, Shri GopalBaglay, joint secretary to PM, Shri Raveesh Kumar, joint secretary MEA, and Shri Sanjeev Kumar Singla, private secretary to PM.