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NITI Aayog, SCISP agree on providing momentum to India-Saudi Arabia Strategic Partnership

NITI Aayog, SCISP agree on providing momentum to India-Saudi Arabia Strategic Partnership

NITI Aayog and Saudi Centre for International Strategic Partnerships (SCISP) have agreed to provide continuing momentum to the India-Saudi Arabia Strategic Partnership.

A high-level delegation, led by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant was on 2-day trip (17-18 Feb 2019) to Saudi Arabia to explore the opportunities of investment, trade and business.

Invest India Grid was also launched in Saudi Arabia during the visit.

The delegation's visit assumes significance as Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is scheduled to visit India on February 19 and 20.

India-Saudi Arabia and Pakistan 

India-Saudi Arabia bilateral trade during April to November 2018 reached $23.24 billion.

Also 2 million Indians are working in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is the second biggest oil supplier to India after Iraq.

Saudi Arabia has close relation with Pakistan and current Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has already made two visits to Saudi Arabia.

Before coming to India, Saudi Prince made Pakistan his first choice. It is alleged that Saudi Arabia gets military protection from Pakistani forces to the royal family.

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