Saudi Prince Declares Release of 850 Indian Inmates in Jails: MEA

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On his two-day visit to India, Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced the release of 850 Indian prisoners lodged in Saudi jails on Prime Minister Modi’s request, MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet on Wednesday, 20 February.

Kumar also said that the Crown Prince has declared the increase in quota for Indian Haj pilgrims to 2,00,000.

PM Modi and the Crown Prince issued a joint statement on Wednesday, 20 February in which the two leaders brought up the Pulwama terror attack saying that they have agreed that there is a need to put pressure on countries harbouring terrorism.

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Crown Prince Announces Release of 850 Indian Prisoners in Saudi Jails

MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet that Saudi Arabia Crown Prince has announced the release of 850 Indian prisoners lodged in Saudi jails on Prime Minister Modi’s request.

Kumar also said that the Crown Prince has declared the increase in quota for Indian Haj pilgrims to 2,00,000.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Meets President Kovind

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

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President Ram Nath Kovind held a banquet in honour of Mohammed Bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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President Ram Nath Kovind held a banquet in honour of Mohammed Bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Saudi Crown Prince Announces Investment of $100 Bn in India

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has pledged to invest $100 billion in India. The areas of investment will include energy, refining, petrochemicals, infrastructure, agriculture, manufacturing.

India, Saudi Arabia Strongly Condemn the Pulwama Attack: MEA

Addressing a press conference, TS Tirumurti, Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs said that the two leaders of India and Saudi Arabia condemned the attack on the security forces in Pulwama in the strongest terms.

We Are Positive About Our Investment in India: Aramco CEO

Saudi Aramco's Chief Executive Officer Amin Nassar said that company is seeking opportunities in India and that they are working with their Indian partners like Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum.

Speaking to news agency ANI, “We are very positive about our investment in India. With regard to Ratnagiri, the 1.2 million barrel refinery, we are very positive about the outcome.”

Nassar is a part of the entourage travelling with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.