PM Modi meets Saudi Crown Prince Salman at G20 Summit in Japan's Osaka, discusses counter-terrorism

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 28, 2019, 09:49 AM(IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman. Photograph:( ANI )

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Both the countries discussed deepening cooperation in trade and investment, energy security and counter-terrorism with the "invaluable strategic partner".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman on Friday on the sidelines of G20 Summit in Japan's Osaka.

Both the countries discussed deepening cooperation in trade and investment, energy security and counter-terrorism with the "invaluable strategic partner".

"An invaluable strategic partner. PM @narendramodi met with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on the margins of the #G20. Discussed deepening cooperation in trade & investment, energy security, counter-terrorism, among other areas," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet.

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The meeting with Crown prince came after PM Modi attended the informal BRICS leaders' meeting.

PM Modi at the informal BRICS leaders' meeting said, "Terrorism is the biggest threat to humanity. It not only kills innocents but also severely affects economic development and social stability. We have to stop all mediums of support to terrorism and racism.''

PM Modi also held bilateral talks with US president Donald Trump and discussed global issues including Iran, 5G communications networks, trade and defence.

This is PM Modi's sixth G-20 Summit.

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