BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Buenos Aires. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the G20 summit where both of them discussed ways and methods to boost economic, cultural and energy ties. Besides this, both the leaders also discussed concerns about enhancing investment in technology, renewable energy and food security.
After PM Modi had an interaction with the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, he took it to twitter and mentioned in his posts that he and the crown prince discussed ways to boost India-Saudi Arabia relations and ways to further boost economic, cultural and energy ties.
“Deepening strategic ties. PM @narendramodi met with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on sidelines of #G20Argentina. Discussed enhancing Saudi investment in technology, infrastructure, petroleum, renewable energy, food security, fintech & defence sectors,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
“In recent years, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been a valuable partner. The relationship has expanded beyond the Indian community to issues related to the economy, energy and security. All issues of bilateral and regional interest will be discussed,” PMO sources said.
Our sources have reported that after meeting with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, PM Modi met UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. This meeting was the second meeting between the two in the past two months.
Sources further added that the meeting between the two signifies the importance that both the leaders are concerned about the climate change issue. This outreach comes just a week before the COP24 meeting in Katowice, Poland.
PM Modi being reached out by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres twice in past months respects the initiatives taken by PM Modi regarding the issues of global importance, revealed sources.
On the other hand, PM Modi, US President Donald Trump and Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe will hold a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the two-day 13th G-20 summit