Saudi Arabian foreign minister arrives Wednesday

February 26th, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal will arrive Wednesday for a two-day official visit to India. After reaching here Wednesday night, he is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday. He will leave Delhi Thursday evening.

India has been ramping up relations with the kingdom ever since Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud was the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in 2006.

A Delhi Declaration released during that historic visit had talked about building a strategic relationship in energy, strengthening bilateral ties and promoting the welfare of the large Indian community in Saudi Arabia.

India has been among the top five export destinations for Saudi Arabia, especially for petroleum and petroleum products.

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