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PM Modi meets Saudi Crown Prince on sidelines of G20, discusses energy, economic ties

"Had a fruitful interaction with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud," PM Modi tweeted.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Buenos Aires [ Updated: November 30, 2018 13:49 IST ]
Image Source : TWITTER/@NARENDRAMODI

PM Modi met Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of G20 Summit.  (Twitter/@narendramodi)

On the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Argentina capital Buenos Aires,  PM Modi held an importing meeting with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. PM Modi discussed  discussed ways to further boost economic, cultural and energy ties. 

"Had a fruitful interaction with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud. We discussed multiple aspects of India-Saudi Arabia relations and ways to further boost economic, cultural and energy ties," PM Modi said on Twitter and also posted a photo with the Saudi Crown Prince. 

"Deepening strategic ties. PM @narendramodi met with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on sidelines of #G20Argentina. Discussed enhancing Saudi investment in technology, infrastructure, petroleum, renewable energy, food security, fintech & defence sectors," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

"In recent years, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been a valuable partner. The relationship has expanded beyond the Indian community to issues related to the economy, energy and security. All issues of bilateral and regional interest will be discussed," PMO sources said.

PM Modi meets UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the G20 summit and the two discussed India's role in addressing climate change globally.

PMO sources said the meeting signifies the importance that both leaders attach to the issue of climate change. This outreach comes just a week before the COP24 meet in Katowice, Poland.

"UN Secretary General @antonioguterres met PM @narendramodi in #BuenosAires on the sidelines of the #G20Summit. Discussed India's uniting role in addressing climate change globally, with specific reference to the forthcoming COP24 meeting in Katowice, Poland," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

The UN Secretary General has reached out to the PM for a second time in two months, the PMO sources said.

(With PTI inputs) 

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