India-Saudi Arabia ink 5 MoUs including terrorism financing 

RIYADH: India-Saudi Arabia inked 5 MOUs in trade and defence including terrorism financing and money laundering on Sunday.


The agreements include bilateral investment in private sector, increase Indian manpower in Saudi Arabia’s industrial sector, technical cooperation programme between the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and Saudi Standards, increase cooperation in Exports and Tourism and intelligence sharing to counter terrorism and terrorism financing.


A joint statement was  issued after meeting said “The two leaders expressed strong condemnation of the phenomenon of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, irrespective of who the perpetrators were and of their motivations.”


The two leaders claimed that terrorism cannot be attached with a specific race or religion.


They urged other countries to reject the use of terrorism against other countries and involved states should be brought to justice.


The two leaders urged international community to strengthen cooperation with other countries to counter terrorism globally.


Modi also visited historical places and met with Indian community in Kingdom.


King Salman hosted a lunch in honour of Modi and also awarded with country’s highest civil award.