Narendra Modi arrives at the Riyadh airport.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Riyadh on a two-day official visit on Monday night.
The Indian premier described Saudi Arabia as a "valued friend."
Modi tweeted, "Landed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, marking the start of an important visit aimed at strengthening ties with a valued friend. Will be taking part in a wide range of programmes during this visit."
Modi was to speak about the growing trade and investment opportunities for the global investors in India as the country marches forward to a $5 trillion economy by 2024 at the Plenary Session of the Third Future Investment Initiative Forum.
Major energy deals were set to be inked during the Modi's visit, including the West Coast Refinery Project and for India's Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) Programme.
The West Coast Refinery Project is a $44 billion project in Maharashtra in which Saudi Aramco will hold considerable stake.
Under the SPR Programme, three massive underground storage facilities that India is building to ensure energy security.
The new service complements the GIX loop that Aladin Express began in April, linking Mundra to Sohar, Jebel Ali, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah.
Mohammed stressed that this candidacy is an important and symbolic challenge for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, expressing his confidence in the Kingdom's ability and commitment to establishing a historic version of the World Expo with the highest levels of innovation, and to provide an unprecedented global experience in the history of organizing this global forum.
The city will be a model for the development of the non-profit sector globally and an incubator for youth and volunteer groups as well as local and international non-profit institutions.
At least ten people were killed in India's state of Sikkim and 82 others, including 23 army personnel, were missing after heavy rainfall caused the glacial Lhonak lake to overflow, spurring catastrophic flooding in the region on Wednesday, officials said.
Abu Dhabi Police pointed out that the entrances, including Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa Bridge, Mussafah Bridge and Maqta Bridge are not allowed to use during morning rush hours only by large buses transporting workers.
The campaign will contribute to identifying dominant strains and making appropriate preventative measures available and reflects the emirate's efforts to provide suitable vaccination options for citizens and residents....