Sushma Swaraj meets Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir
Riyadh: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday met her Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir and discussed ways to enhance bilateral trade, energy, defence and security ties.
Swaraj arrived here on Tuesday on her maiden visit to Saudi Arabia during which she will inaugurate the Janadriyah festival of the Gulf Kingdom, which is home to over three million Indians.
"EAM @SushmaSwaraj met Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel Jubeir & had an engaging discussion on deepening our strategic relationship," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
He said the discussions between the two leaders focused on enhancing trade and investment, energy, defence and security,
culture and people-to-people ties.
The two leaders also discussed the regional and global situation, Kumar said.
Swaraj will also inaugurate the prestigious National Heritage and Culture Festival 'Janadriyah', at which India is the guest of honour country.
The festival, organised by the National Guard, exhibits Saudi Arabia's rich tapestry of culture and heritage.
Swaraj thanked the Saudi government for according
the 'Guest of Honour' status
to India at the Janadriyah festival.
Last evening, Swaraj addressed Indian community members at a reception here and spoke in length about the growing relations between the two countries, Kumar said.
Swaraj thanked the Indian community for the goodwill it has earned for the country and lauded the Indian embassy for its promptness.