In action with partners to dismantle terrorism, PM Modi meets Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir

After Pulwama attack, India gave a clear message that she is not going to entertain terrorism anymore. MEA Sushma Swaraj also strongly forth India’s active commitment against terrorism in OIC. PM Modi called Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jbeir on Monday and discussed cooperation in counter-terrorism.

The visiting dignitary is on a day-long visit to India. Earlier, Mr. Adel al-Jubeir also met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

This is the third meeting between the two leaders in over a fortnight. The two leaders had met during the meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi earlier this month.

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Saudi Arabia’s deputy Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made a six-hour-long visit to New Delhi, meet PM Modi, who also had a telephonic conversation with Turkish President Recap Tayyip Erdogan and UAE’s Crown price Mohammed Bin Zayed-Al-Nahyan.

This discussion ignited the speculations about significant players in the Islamic world negotiating with New Delhi, likely behalf of Islamabad to reduce tensions following the Pulwama attack.

External affairs ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar had said on Saturday there has been “no offer of mediation from any country”, including Saudi Arabia, and India is also not interested in mediation.

Official statements said the Indian leadership had, without naming Pakistan emphasized the importance of immediate, irreversible and verifiable action against terrorism.

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During her meeting with al-Jubeir, Swaraj said, “immediate, irreversible and verifiable action to dismantle terror infrastructure is essential to fight the menace”.

They also agreed to set up the Strategic Partnership Council at the earliest.

Al-Jubeir also briefed Modi on the follow-up of the outcomes of the Crown Prince’s visit. Both countries have taken steps to boost trade and to achieve the investment of $100 billion from Saudi Arabia, which is India’s fourth largest trading partner and second largest supplier of crude oil.

Erdogan expressed condolences for victims of recent terror attacks in India.

In this meeting, Modi expressed, terror is “one of the gravest threats to global peace and security” and “underscored the importance of immediate, demonstrable and irreversible action against terrorism by all concerned countries”.


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