New Delhi, Oct 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for Saudi Arabia for an official visit and give a further boost to the India-Saudi strategic partnership. He is visiting Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
"Transforming India-Saudi strategic partnership! PM Narendra Modi emplanes for Riyadh to participate in the 3rd Future Investment Institute Forum meet on an invitation of King Salman," MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
"Coupled with a strong bilateral component, the visit will strengthen a relationship that goes back centuries," Mr Kumar wrote.
Mr Modi will also hold delegation-level talks with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud. The Saudi Prince will host a banquet dinner in his honour, official sources said. The visit of Prime Minister Modi to Saudi Arabia has important components - the first is the strengthening of the bilateral relationship between the two countries and the second, where Prime Minister will deliver a keynote address at the Future Investment Initiative Forum.
The FII forum is also referred to as the 'Davos in the Desert', T S Trimurti, Secretary of Economic Relations in the Ministry of External Affairs, told reporters here last week. (UNI)