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Saudi Prince gets ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan

The Crown Prince was in India for a two-day visit in which bilateral talks over issues of concern pertaining to areas like political, security, trade, investment and culture will be held

Saudi Prince gets ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan at 10 am Wednesday where he was received by President Ramnath Kovind alongside PM Narendra Modi. (Express photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

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Saudi Prince gets ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad greets Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Other cabinet members were also in attendance. (Express photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

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Saudi Prince gets ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan

The crown prince arrived on Tuesday night on a less than 30-hour visit. In a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received him at airport. (Express photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

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Saudi Prince gets ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold delegation-level talks with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud at Hyderabad House Wednesday. (Express photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

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Saudi Prince gets ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan

The Crown Prince will also hold a brief meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (Express photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

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Saudi Prince gets ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud inspected the Guard of Honour at the ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of President Ramnath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi. (Express photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

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Saudi Prince gets ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan

The Crown Prince had visited Pakistan on February 17 where he signed deals worth USD 20 billion, promised to smoothen travel between the two nations and free Pakistani prisoners in Saudi jails. His visit was delayed by a day due to unspecified reasons and was linked to Pulwama terror attack. (Express photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

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Saudi Prince gets ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday met Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and discussed ways to add further momentum to the strategic ties between the two nations besides deepening engagement in the areas of trade and investment. (Express photo: Prem Nath Pandey)