Jaishankar stated in a tweet, “I had the honour of meeting HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman this evening in Jeddah. Conveyed PM @narendramodi’s heartfelt greetings. informed him of our bilateral ties’ development. I appreciate him explaining how he sees our relationship.”
The other day, Jaishankar co-led the Political, Security, Social and Social (PSSC) advisory group of the India-Saudi Association Chamber and met with Saudi Unfamiliar Pastor Faisal canister Farhan Al Saud.
“HRH Prince and I had a cordial and fruitful meeting this afternoon. co-chaired the India-Saudi Partnership Council’s Political, Security, Social, and Cultural Committee, “Tweeted Jaishankar.
Jaishankar made his maiden journey to the Kingdom as India’s External Affairs Minister on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia beginning on Saturday.
The MEA had earlier stated that “the two Ministers will conduct a thorough assessment of the entire bilateral relationship and will discuss the progress under the four Joint Working Groups of the PSSC Committee, namely Political & Consular; Legal and Security; Social and Cultural; and Joint Committee on Defence Cooperation.”
The announcement further stated that talks between these Groups and Senior Officials (at the Secretary level) have been place during the previous few months.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Group of Twenty (G20), and other regional and global matters of mutual relevance would be covered by both parties, according to the MEA.
Jaishankar will also meet with senior Saudi leaders including Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf, the secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), during the visit.
Both parties will evaluate their bilateral relationships and talk about how to improve them. The minister will also communicate with Saudi Arabia’s Indian population.
Over the past few years, relations between India and Saudi Arabia have improved significantly in a variety of areas, including politics, security, energy, trade, investment, health, food security, culture, and defence.
Even during the Covid-19 outbreak, the senior leaders of the two nations maintained close communication.