India, Saudi Arabia discuss enhancing bilateral ties

Riyadh, Jan 28 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia Tuesday discussed avenues for enhancing bilateral cooperation in a meeting here between visiting Indian Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and Saudi Arabia’s Second Deputy Premier, Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Prince Muqrin, who is also advisor and special envoy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, received Chidambaram and his accompanying delegation at his palace here and, at the outset, commended the strong relations between Saudi Arabia and India in various fields, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
During the meeting, both sides discussed ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation particularly in the fields of commercial and industrial exchanges.
The meeting was also attended by Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, Saudi Ambassador to India Saud Al-Sati and India’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Hamid Ali Rao.