Riyadh, Oct 29 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held crucial discussions with Saudi Arabia's top ministers on matters concerning energy, labour and agriculture.
"Enhancing Synergy. PM Narendra Modi had engaging discussions with Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud taking forward the transformational vision of the strategic partnership in energy sector encouraging greater complementarities & interdependence," MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
Besides the Energy Minister, Minister of Labour and Social Development Ahmad bin Sulaiman Alrajhi and Environment, Water and Agriculture Minister Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley also called on Prime Minister Modi here. "Moving together towards greener pastures for future generations! PM Narendra Modi had useful discussion with Minister of Environment, Water & Agriculture Al-Fadley towards exploring newer areas of cooperation in the agriculture, food processing & water technologies," MEA spokesman said.
A tweet from PMO said that both sides held discussions to improve energy cooperation between the two nations.
The meetings assume significance as the two countries have decided to move ahead on the ambitious west coast refinery project in Raigarh in Maharashtra. India as the third largest energy consumer after the US and China, buys about 200,000 tonnes of LPG every month from Saudi Arabia.
"Furthering synergies for a sustainable future. PM Narendra Modi had an extensive meeting with @AlfadleyA, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted. Prime Minister earlier visited Saudi Arabia in 2016 when he was conferred Saudi's highest civilian award. The Crown Prince visited India in February 2019. (UNI)