Saudi Crown Prince arrives in China in last leg of Asian tour

Пятница, 22 Фев, 2019

Minister of External Affairs (MEA) said that as of now, Saudi Arabia has not offered to mediate between India and Pakistan at this point in time.

He said that the Kashmir conflict should be settled by dialogues between Pakistan and India.

Indian partners, he said, are "assuring us that things are going very well". After the talks, it was also announced that India has made a decision to extend e-Visa facility to Saudi nationals.

"I think if there is any delay, we can catch up". The dialogue took place two days after the influential Arab leader concluded a high-profile visit to Islamabad. That amount would dwarf the roughly $53 million Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistan in the last three years, raising questions about whether it would be implemented.

Saudi Aramco and UAE national oil company ADNOC a year ago teamed up with state run Indian refiners in a plan to build a 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) refinery and petrochemical project in Maharashtra state.

"We are not limited to that investment (Ratnagiri refinery), which is the mega refinery.we are looking at other opportunities", he said.

The Chinese foreign ministry said Beijing's ambitious Belt and Road global trade infrastructure initiative will be on the agenda, as the two countries look to improve their economic ties. "There is a lot of growth potential". India has linked Pakistan with the terror attack. "We are in discussions with other companies as well, including Reliance Industries".

With Saudi Arabia foray, OYO will now be present in nine countries including India, Nepal, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, UAE, the United Kingdom and the Philippines.

"It shows growth in India".

"We hope that through this visit we will enhance our relations enhance mutual trust, deepen cooperation. and inject momentum into our bilateral relations", Geng said.

Falih in December attended the wedding of Ambani's daughter and since then Ambani has travelled to the Kingdom at least twice, discussing joint investment among other issues, according to tweets by Falih and Aramco. The crux of this visit should be seen from the view of what kind of tectonic changes MBS succeeds in bringing to Saudi Arabia, to a competitive, internally-hectic House of Saud and the traditionally problematic ways of operating as a state that the West recognised for long, but failed to revise.

Last month Aramco CEO met Ambani, possibly as a follow-up of that meeting.

The crown prince also said he wanted to expand commercial relations with India.

Crude oil is the basic raw material for the manufacturing of petrochemicals.

However, Aramco is already facing delays for the refinery project, planned for the western state of Maharashtra, as thousands of farmers have refused to surrender land for it.

India is a focal point for oil producers. It is also the largest telecommunication service provider in India.