May 05: Shri V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs paid an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 01-03 May 2023. MoS met with Saudi Arabia’s Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E. Eng during the visit. Waleed Elkhereiji, senior Saudi officials and members of the business community. He also held interactions with a wide cross-section of the Indian community in Riyadh and Dammam.
During his meeting with Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E. Eng. Waleed Elkhereiji, MoS conveyed the appreciation of the Government of India to the leadership and Government of Saudi Arabia for facilitating Operation Kaveri through Jeddah. Both Ministers reviewed bilateral relations and discussed regional and international issues of mutual interest, including G20. They expressed satisfaction with the continued progress in strategic partnership and agreed to impart further momentum in various fields including trade, investment, energy, health, education and culture. MoS took up various consular issues concerning the welfare of the Indian community in Saudi Arabia.
MoS also met with H.E. Dr Ahmed Al Zahrani and H.E. Dr Adnan Al Nuaim, Deputy Ministers in Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development. Both sides discussed, in particular, enhancing their cooperation in skills.
MoS visited Dammam in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia on 03 May. During this visit, he met prominent members of the Saudi and Indian business community at an event organized by the Asharqia Chamber of Commerce. On this occasion, MoS also inaugurated a Millets Exhibition to commemorate the International Year of Millets 2023.
MoS held interactive sessions with various Indian community social and cultural organizations in Riyadh and Dammam.Disclaimer: We donot claim that the images used as part of the news published are always owned by us. From time to time, we use images sourced as part of news or any related images or representations. Kindly take a look at our image usage policy on how we select the image that are used as part of the news.