Indian PM to visit Saudi Arabia

11:34, February 27, 2010      

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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is leaving on Saturday for Saudi Arabia on a visit aimed at reinforcing strategic ties with Riyadh, reported local daily The Hindu Saturday.

During his three-day visit, Singh is likely to sign with Saudi leaders several agreements and MoUs in a number of areas ranging from security, science and technology, culture and media, including an extradition agreement, said the report.

Indian officials said these agreements and MoUs will further enrich and institutionalize the strategic objectives and cooperation between India and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, according to the report.

The prime minister, who will be the first Indian chief of government in the past 28 years to visit Saudi Arabia, will also hold talks with King Abdullah Aziz and top-ranking Saudi ministers on a wide range of subjects and issues of mutual concern, said the report.

Source: Xinhua
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