Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia discuss prospects for development of military cooperation

Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia discuss prospects for development of military cooperation

The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday informed that during the two-day visit, Swaraj will meet with the Saudi leadership to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.

The two-week long festival that began in is the biggest cultural festival of the Gulf that celebrates the culture and heritage of Saudi.

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj mesmerised members of Indian diaspora with a powerful speech at a reception in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

The partnership is expected to boost the development of Saudi Arabia's technology sector, which is a key part of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiative.

This year, at the 32nd edition of the festival, India as the guest of honour will get to showcase facets of its culture, business opportunities and scientific, technological, medical and military progress.

"We will have an Indian pavilion where we will project a number of Indian themes and projects".

The India-Saudi Arabia relationship was elevated to that of a Strategic Partnership during the visit of then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the Gulf kingdom in 2010.

Colonel General Z. Hasanov, recalling his meetings with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince, Defense Minister Muhammad bin Salman, emphasized the important role of friendly relations between the heads of state in expanding relations between our countries and noted that these relations are successfully developing in different fields.

The pavilion will include exhibits on cultural, social and folkloric heritage, traditional fashion, Indian perfumes, bridal fashion, and archaeology, among other topics.

The volume of bilateral trade during 2016-17 was recorded at $25.079 billion, a slight decrease from the $26.71 billion in 2015-16.

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