While sharing warm ties, India and Saudi Arabia are trying to further strengthen their bilateral engagement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke on phone with Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and both leaders exchanged views on the global challenges in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two leaders expressed their satisfaction at the state of bilateral relations between India and Saudi Arabia, and committed to further strengthen cooperation in all areas. Prime Minister Modi expressed his special thanks to King Salman for the support provided to Indian expatriates by the Saudi authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Modi expressed his appreciation for the leadership provided by Saudi Arabia during its ongoing presidency of the G20 grouping. The leaders agreed that the initiatives taken at the level of the G20 had helped in promoting a coordinated response to the pandemic. Both sides also discussed the main priorities presently on the agenda of the G20.

The Prime Minister conveyed his warm good wishes for the good health and wellbeing of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, other members of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia and all citizens of the Kingdom.