Visits from the Indian side


  1. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, lead a ten-member official delegation, visited the Kingdom to co-chair the 8th Joint Commission Meeting held in Riyadh on October 31, 2009.

  3. Visit of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2010):  Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh visited Saudi Arabia from February 27-March 1, 2010 and held discussions with King Abdullah, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal, Commerce Minister Zainal Alireza and Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Ali Al Naimi. King Abdullah felicitated Dr. Manmohan Singh with the King Abdualziz Sash of the First Order. Prime Minister addressed the Majlis Al Shura and Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry during the visit. The King Saud University conferred Honorary Doctorate on the PM.

  5. Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister S. Jaipal Reddy visited Riyadh to participate in the Extraordinary Ministerial Meeting of International Energy Forum (IEF) on February 22, 2011 and held discussions with his Saudi counterpart Ali Al Naimi.

  7. External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna accompanied by Mohsina Kidwai, Chairperson of the Haj Committee of India, visited Jeddah on March 26, 2011, to sign the Haj Agreement for the year 2011. Shri Krishna met Fouad bin Abdulsalam Al-Farsi, Saudi Haj Minister and asked for an increase in the Haj quota.

  9. Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad visited Riyadh to offer condolences on the death of the Crown Prince Sultan on October 25, 2011.

  11.  National Security Adviser Shri Shivshankar Menon visited Riyadh on December 4-5, 2011, to deliver a talk at ‘Gulf Forum 2011’.

  13. Defence Minister Shri A. K. Antony led a 9 member delegation to Riyadh from February 13-14, 2012, and held discussions with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Defence Minister Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz and Deputy Defence Minister Prince Khaled bin Sultan.

  15. Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Shri K. Rahman Khan visited Saudi Arabia to attend the G-20 Parliament Speakers’ Consultative Meeting on February 25-26, 2012 and held meetings with Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammad al-Sheikh, Chairman, Saudi Shoura Council; Prince Turki Al Faisal, Chairman, King Faisal Centre, and Dr. Ali Qasim M. Al Qahtani, Saudi Assistant Deputy Minister for Manpower Training Development.

  17. MOS for External Affairs Shri E. Ahamed visited the Kingdom to participate in the Friends of Yemen meeting in Riyadh from May 23-26, 2012 and held meetings with Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammad Basindawa and Foreign Minister Dr. Abu-Bakr Abdullah Al-Qirbi on the sidelines of the meeting. He also met Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Defence Minister Prince Salman, Haj Minister Dr. Bandar bin Mohammad Al Hajjar during the visit.

  19. Minister of Law and Justice Shri Salman Khurshid led a 3-member delegation to the Kingdom from June 17-18, 2012, to offer condolences on the death of Crown Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

  21. Minister of State for External Affairs Shri E. Ahamed visited Jeddah from September 17-20, 2012 and met Saudi Haj Minister Dr. Bandar bin Mohammed Al-Hajjar and discussed Haj related issues.


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