PM Modi speaks with Saudi Crown Prince, thanks him for support during evacuation of Indians from Sudan

Mohammed bin Salman conveyed his full support to India's initiatives as part of its ongoing G-20 Presidency and said he looked forward to his visit to India, said a PMO statement

Published - June 09, 2023 12:13 am IST - NEW DELHI

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. File

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. File | Photo Credit: Reuters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 8 spoke with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and thanked him for his country's "excellent support" during the evacuation of Indians from Sudan in April, while also conveying best wishes for the upcoming Haj pilgrimage, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement.

During the telephonic conversation, the leaders reviewed a number of issues of bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on various multilateral and global issues of mutual interest, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement.

Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman conveyed his full support to India's initiatives as part of its ongoing G-20 Presidency and said he looked forward to his visit to India, the statement said.

The two leaders agreed to remain in touch, it said.

India had set up a transit facility at Jeddah in April to evacuate Indians from strife-torn Sudan. Under its evacuation mission 'Operation Kaveri', India took the evacuees from Sudan to Jeddah, from where they returned home.

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