Desk Report: Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday.
Saudi and India are expected to set up a "Strategic Partnership Concil" at a ministerial level. Mohammed bin Salman and Narendra Modi will hold bilateral talks on Wednesday.
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 relationship 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. _Khaleej Times
risingbd/Dhaka/February 20, 2019/AKA