“Terrorism a common concern”, says Saudi Crown Prince

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday said terrorism is a “common concern” with India and his country is ready to share intelligence to tackle it.

The crown prince said, “On the issue of extremism and terrorism, which is a common concern, we want to tell India that we will cooperate in every way.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, the crown prince said Saudi Arabia will “cooperate with India and neighbouring states” on the matter.

India and Saudi Arabia have agreed that in order to combat the menace of terrorism effectively, there is a need to put all possible pressure on countries that aid and abet terror in any form.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today welcomed Crown Prince at Hyderabad House, New Delhi.

“In the 21st century, Saudi Arabia is one of the closest strategic partners of India. They are a close friend of India, Modi said.

“Saudi Arabia is one of India’s most valuable strategic partners. Our relations have grown stronger. I welcome Saudi investment in Indian infrastructure,” Modi added.

The Crown prince arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday evening for a two-day official visit. He was warmly received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the airport.