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Saudi Foreign Minister Farhan Al-Saud called the relationship with India a “top priority.” He claimed that the bond between the countries has grown exponentially over the past five years. Al-Saud further emphasized the need for measurable progress in all sectors, including economic and trade relations. He said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are working towards progress in the relationship between the two nations.

The relationship with India is a top priority

Saudi Foreign Minister, in an interview with Observer Research Foundation (ORF) President Samir Saran of Raisina ‘Ideas Pod’, said: ‘The relationship with India is a top priority and we need to make measurable progress across all sectors, particularly on economic and trade area. relation.’

Modi and Crown Prince have a very strong working relationship

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister further emphasized the similarities between the two supreme leaders of the nations that are result-oriented in nature. He said, “Part of that is the very strong relationship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Crown Prince, who have a very strong working relationship. Both are very similar in the sense that they are both very results oriented. They don’t just want a nice conversation, they want to see concrete results, they want to see progress and that means that we as a government have a very clear direction.’

Highlighting India’s rising global status, he said, “India is a fantastic dynamic country with huge potential and we have seen that, especially in the last five years, the trajectory for India is fantastic. The potential that India has is almost immeasurable.”

Large Indian presence in Saudi Arabia

Acknowledging that India has played an important role in the Kingdom’s development journey for decades, given the large Indian presence in Saudi Arabia, he said: “The connection has existed before, you know, hundreds of years given the trade relationship. We are now building on that connection, to that relationship in a way that not only benefits both of us, but really benefits the international community.”

He also said India’s sheer size offers great potential as much of India’s trade to Europe passes through the Red Sea.

“We are of course India’s main energy partner, as is the case for traditional energy, but we also want to continue that in the renewable era,” he added.

(with input from ANI)

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