Riyadh, Oct 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Saudi Arabia to attend a high-profile annual financial conference and hold bilateral talks with top leadership of the Gulf Kingdom.
PM with Minister of Environment, Water & Agriculture
Prime Minister Modi held extensive meetings with Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley and Ahmad bin Sulaiman Alrajhi, Minister of Labour and Social Development.
"Furthering synergies for a sustainable future. PM Narendra Modi had an extensive meeting with @AlfadleyA, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture," the Prime Minister's office said in a tweet.
PM Modi meets His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan
"Moving together towards greener pastures for future generations! PM Narendra Modi had useful discussion with Minister of Environment, Water & Agriculture @AlfadleyA towards exploring newer areas of cooperation in the agriculture, food processing & water technologies," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet.
Governor of Riyadh HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud welcomes PM Modi
Prime Minister Modi also met Minister of Labour and Social Development Ahmad bin Sulaiman Alrajhi and discussed issues related to labour. The 2.6 million strong Indian community in Saudi Arabia is the largest expatriate community in the Kingdom.
Modi arrives in Riyadh
Prime Minister Modi arrived in Riyadh late Monday night on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia to participate in the high-profile financial summit Future Investment Initiative, dubbed "Davos in the desert", an initiative of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. This is Prime Minister Modi's second visit to the Gulf Kingdom. During his first visit in 2016, King Salman conferred Saudi's highest civilian award on him.
Modi on Tuesday said that India and Saudi Arabia share similar security concerns in their neighbourhood (in a reference to Pakistan). Speaking to Arab news, Modi said that the two countries have been working together within the G20 to reduce inequality and promote sustainable development.