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Counter-terrorism, energy security top agenda during Saudi prince's visit

Moammed bin Salman is on a three-nation diplomatic tour to Pakistan, India and China.

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Mohammed bin Salman
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Counter-terrorism, including Pakistans role in sponsoring against India, and energy security are likely to be on top of Indias agenda for discussion during Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmans visit starting on Tuesday.

India is expected to take up with the Saudi Crown Prince Pakistan's role in the Pulwama terror attack that killed at least 49 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Jammu and Kashmir, informed sources said.

India has already started diplomatic efforts to isolate Pakistan internationally with Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale briefing envoys of around two dozen nations including those of P-5 and South Asian nations about Pakistan's footprint in the Pulwama attack.
 

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to New Delhi Saud bin Mohammed Al-Saty has said that Mohammed bin Salman's visit to India presents a "historic opportunity" to expand collaboration in all sectors.

Moammed bin Salman is on a three-nation diplomatic tour to Pakistan, India and China.

He will be on a two-day visit to India staring February 19 and will meet Prime Minister and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. He is visiting Pakistan before coming to India.

 

First Published: Sun, February 17 2019. 19:50 IST
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