‘I admire PM Modi. He is the elder brother and I am his younger brother,’

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Wednesday who was accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, said  that Riyadh wishes to maintain and improve ties with Delhi “for the sake of both countries”.

“With the leadership of the president and the prime minister, I am sure we can create good things for Saudi Arabia and India,” Prince Mohammad said.

“I admire PM Modi. He is the elder brother and I am his younger brother,” he added.

Describing Indian people as “our friends”, the crown prince said that Indians have helped build Saudi Arabia for 70 years. “During this trip we will show few examples of work Saudi people did in India,” MBS said.

India and Saudi Arabia are expected to sign five agreements in the fields of tourism, investment, housing and communications today.

The crown prince, known as MBS for short, arrived on Tuesday night after visiting Pakistan. He was welcomed at the airport by Modi, who embraced him in a characteristic bear hug. (with inputs from Dawn)

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