Saudi Arabia is India’s fourth largest trade partner and major source of energy

Noor Rahman Sheikh, consul general of India.
Updated 15 August 2017
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Saudi Arabia is India’s fourth largest trade partner and major source of energy

On the auspicious occasion of the 71st Independence Day of India on Aug. 15, 2017, I have great pleasure to offer my warm and hearty greetings to all Indian nationals, persons of Indian origin, friends and well-wishers of India, especially to those living and working in the Western Province of Saudi Arabia.
On this day in 1947, India won its freedom after a long struggle involving exceptional sacrifices. Therefore, we remember the sacrifices of our freedom fighters and celebrate the day with pride.
India and Saudi Arabia have excellent strategic relationship in various fields. About 3 million Indians are living and working peacefully in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia is eighth largest market in the world for Indian exports. It is India’s fourth largest trade partner and a major source of energy.
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, the ambitious blueprint for economic development, and for huge investments and building of massive manufacturing facilities and infrastructure, offers a range of opportunities for Indians. This year 1,70,025 Indian pilgrims will be performing Hajj.
Elaborate arrangements for Hajis for their stay in Makkah, Madinah and holy sites, transportation and medical needs have been made.

We extend our sincere thanks to the Saudi authorities for their unstinted cooperation to enable Indian nationals to perform Hajj with ease and comfort and for making all the excellent arrangements by Saudi Arabia under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
We would also like to thank Saudi Hajj Minister Dr. Mohammed Saleh Bentin, all his officials and other Hajj-related agencies for their continuous support to the Hajis.
We remain ready to work closely with Saudi authorities to make Hajj 2017 a grand success.
On this occasion, we express our commitment to the welfare of all Indian nationals living in this part of the Kingdom.
It will be our endeavor to provide quick services to them and all those who approach us.
Jai Hind!


Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

Updated 21 September 2018
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Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefd on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and executive director of the “Isnad” Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

During the meeting, Al-Jaber highlighted Saudi Arabia and the coalition states’ support of humanitarian operations in Yemen in light of violations committed by the Houthi militias.

He also briefed the UN official on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, affirming its support in accordance with three references (Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216).

Griffiths highlighted his efforts with the Iran-backed Houthi militias to return to the negotiating table.

Earlier, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsin Saleh met with Griffiths. They discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts for peace there.