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VIDEO: Modi praises Saudi Arabia relationship as 'valued friend'


Narendra Modi arrives at the Riyadh airport.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

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.


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