India, Saudi Arabia constitute Strategic Partnership Council

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced the formation of the India-Saudi Strategic Partnership Council that will be led by the leaderships of both countries. The announcement was made in Saudi capital Riyadh where Prime Minister Modi paid a visit during October 28-29. The Indian leader thanked the hosts for far-sighted economic planning for Saudi Arabia and praised Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman for his leadership role in giving a new vision to one of the largest energy suppliers in the world. “In talks with the Crown Prince today, we agreed on setting up the Strategic Partnership Council that will help India address its expectations and aspirations,” said Prime Minister Modi in Hindi, delivering the keynote address at the Future Investment Initiative Summit in Riyadh. A joint statement at the end of the visit stated that the founding document setting up the bilateral Strategic Partnership Council was signed by Prime Minister Modi and the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

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