Saudi Crown Prince receives ceremonial welcome in New Delhi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman on his arrival at Palam Airport in New Delhi on Feb 19, 2019. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

New Delhi (IANS): Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is on his first state visit to India, on Wednesday received a ceremonial welcome by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here.

The Crown Prince arrived here on Monday evening following his visit to Pakistan. From Islamabad, he flew to Riyadh before departing for New Delhi.

After the ceremonial welcome where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present, the Saudi royal told the media: “Today, we want to be sure that this relation is maintained and improved for the sake of both countries.

“With the leadership of the President and the Prime Minister, I am sure we can create good things for Saudi Arabia and India.”

He also said that the ties between India and the Arabian Peninsula “is in our DNA”.

The Crown Prince is slated to hold a bilateral meeting with Modi later in the day.

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