Modi, King Salman reiterates to tackle challenges with joint efforts

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NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday had a telephonic conversation with Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud during which 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 appreciation for the leadership provided by Saudi Arabia during its ongoing presidency of the G20 grouping, according to a statement by the Prime Minister Office. The two leaders exchanged views on the global challenges in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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.

“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. They reiterated that both the countries will tackle the challenges with joint efforts.Prime Minister expressed his special thanks to King Salman for the support provided to Indian expatriates by the Saudi authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement read.

King Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Prime Minister 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. They also discussed the main priorities presently on the agenda of the G20,” the statement read. (ANI)