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Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Farhan Al-Saud termed relations with India a ‘top priority’. He claimed that the relations between the countries have grown rapidly in the last five years. Al-Saud emphasized the need for measurable progress in all areas, including economic and trade relations. He said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are working to see progress in the relations between the two countries.
Relations with India are the highest priority
In an interview with Observer Research Foundation (ORF) president Samir Saran on Raisina’s ‘Ideas Pod’, the Saudi foreign minister said, “Relationship with India is a top priority and we need to cooperate in all areas, especially economic and trade.” Measurable progress is needed. relationship.’
Modi and the Crown Prince have a very strong working relationship
The Saudi Arabian foreign minister further highlighted the similarities between the two supreme leaders of nations who are result-oriented in nature. He said, ‘Part of this is the very strong relationship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Crown Prince, who have a very strong working relationship. These two are very similar in the sense that they are both very result oriented. They don’t just want a good thing, they want to see real results, they want to see progress and that means our direction in government is very clear.
Emphasizing on India’s rising global profile, he said, “India is an incredibly dynamic country with huge potential and we have seen that, especially in the last five years, the trajectory for India is tremendous. The potential that India has are, they are almost immeasurable.”
Large Indian presence in Saudi Arabia
Acknowledging the fact that India has played an important role in the kingdom’s development journey over the decades given India’s large presence in Saudi Arabia, he said, “This relationship has been there for centuries. You know the business relationship. We’re now building on that relationship, on that relationship in a way that’s not only benefiting both of us, it’s actually benefiting the international community.”
He also said that India’s huge size offers great potential as much of India’s trade to Europe passes through the Red Sea.
“We are of course India’s most important energy partner as it is in terms of conventional energy but we are also trying to continue it in the renewable era,” he added.
(with inputs from ANI)
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