Dr. Ausaf Sayeed held wide ranging consultations with officials in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh – On the sidelines of his visit to Saudi Arabia for attending the first India-GCC Senior Officials Meeting, Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, Secretary (CPV& OIA) held wide ranging bilateral meetings.

On the political side, he held comprehensive consultations with Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eng. Waleed bin AbdulKareem El-Khereiji. They reaffirmed their commitment to the strong bilateral strategic partnership which transcends all key areas of cooperation including political, economic, defence, security, cultural and people to people ties.

On the economic side, he met the Deputy Minister for International Partnerships in Saudi Ministry of Investment, Mr. Mohammad Al Hassnah and discussed opportunities of bilateral investment exchanges. They discussed avenues to follow through the announcement, made during the previous visit of Crown Prince to India in 2019, of Saudi investments worth USD 100 Billion in Indian economy.

They also deliberated on forming an investment bridge for accelerating the pending investment projects and facilitating investors. He also held a meeting with Dr. Faisal Al-Sugair, President and CEO, Saudi Centre for International Strategic Partnerships (SCISP) and discussed the progress made under the Committee on Economy and Investment of the Strategic Partnership Council (SPC). The agreed upon early conclusion of the priority opportunities identified under all four Joint Working Groups of the Economic Committee i.e. – I) Agriculture and Food Security JWG; II) Energy JWG; III) Technology and Information Technology JWG; IV) Industry and Infrastructure JWG.

Secretary (CPV& OIA) Dr. Ausaf Sayeed also called upon the Saudi Minister for Hajj & Umrah, Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah and reviewed the preparations for the visit of this year’s Hajj pilgrims from India. He also extended him the invitation, on behalf of Hon’ble Minister of Minority Affairs, to visit India at early convenience.

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