Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets attendees at the end of a sideline event ahead of the Group 20 summit called “Yoga por la paz” (Peace through Yoga) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
CAIRO (Reuters) – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed cooperation between the two countries in security, energy and investments, the Saudi press agency (Spa) said on Friday.
The two leaders, who are currently in Argentina for the G20 summit, met in the prince’s residence in Buenos Aires and discussed Saudi Arabia’s readiness to supply India with oil and petroleum products.
The prince known in the west as (MBS) also discussed with Modi Saudi oil giant Aramco’s investment in refineries in India, including the company’s project to build a large refinery on the western coast of India, SPA said.
The two leaders also discussed investing in solar energy through Softbank’s Saudi-backed Vision Fund and opportunities to export Saudi non-oil products to India.
During the meeting MBS and Modi discussed cooperation in arms manufacturing and Saudi Arabia’s efforts to develop a domestic arms industry.
Reporting by Hesham Hajali; Editing by Leslie Adler and Darren Schuettler