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External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid visited Saudi Arabia

May 29, 2013 17:03 IST

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on 27 may 2013 ended his four-day visit to Saudi Arabia. During this visit, he discussed a number of issues including the controversial Nitaqat law, counter-terrorism measures and energy security with top Saudi leaders.
Significantly, India and Saudi Arabia decided to further strengthen and deepen their counter-terrorism cooperation. Saudi Arabia had deported Abu Jundal, wanted in the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack in 2012. It also tried to mitigate India’s fears over the Nitaqat law.

Salman Khurshid’s visit is the first by an Indian External Affairs Minister in the last five years to Saudi Arabia. In 2008, then Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee had visited Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is India’s biggest supplier of oil.

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