Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s India visit: Key highlights; Joint Statement; List of MoUs signed

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Saudi Arabia, visited India on February 19-20, 2019.

This first-ever visit by his Royal Highness followed the official visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in April 2016 at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud; the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (Head of State & Government).

Minister and His Royal Highness condemned in the recent Pulwama terror attack on Indian security forces on February 14, 2019. Both sides called on all states to reject the use of terrorism against other countries. They stressed for early adoption of the ‘UN Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism’ and underlined the importance of comprehensive sanctioning of terrorists and their organizations by the United Nations.

Prime Minister Modi and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) held delegation-level talks at Hyderabad House on February 20, 2019, and released the India-Saudi Arabia Joint Statement. Both the sides also signed five agreements and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) including deals on an investment fund and tourism.

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