Ready to cooperate in all sectors, Saudi Arabian prince tells PM Modi

Describing India as "a very friendly country", Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Saudi Arabia is ready to cooperate with India on all aspects.

Brisbane: Describing India as "a very friendly country", Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Saudi Arabia is ready to cooperate with India on all aspects.

"We will take the relationship forward. There are delegations from Saudi Arabia coming to India on specific areas. They will work on how to proceed further on this," Prince Salman told Modi during their first bilateral meeting here on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

During the brief meeting, Modi said India was "increasingly inclined to cooperate with Saudi Arabia on a variety of issues."

The Saudi prince congratulated Modi and said his country was "ready to cooperate in all sectors".

"He wished Prime Minister well, and Prime Minister said that we are increasingly inclined to cooperate with Saudi Arabia on a variety of issues," External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Syed Akbaruddin told reporters at a briefing.

The Prince also narrated several anecdotes of his own childhood and growing up which indicated familiarity between the Saudi Royal Family and India.