Visits from the Saudi side


  1. Visit of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to India (2006): The landmark visit of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to India in January 2006 as the Chief Guest of Republic Day celebrations opened a new chapter in the Indo-Saudi bilateral relations. King Abdullah referred to India as his ‘second home’ and signed the ‘Delhi Declaration’, first such bilateral document ever signed by a Saudi King which provided a comprehensive road map for the bilateral relations

  3. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal visited India in February 2006 to follow up on King’s visit and visited twice thereafter, in February 2008 and December 2008. The other ministerial visits from Saudi side during 2006-08 included that of Justice Minister, Minister for Higher Education, Minister of Health, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Petroleum Minister.

  5. Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Governor of Riyadh, accompanied by a high-level delegation, paid an official visit to India in April 2010.

  7. Grand Imam of the Holy Mosque of Makkah Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais paid a five-day visit to India in March 2011. Sudais is the first ever Imam of Makkah to visit India.

  9. Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Secretary General of National Security Council of Saudi Arabia visited India on March 28, 2011, as special envoy of the Saudi King and met Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.

  11. Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, Saudi Commerce & Industry Minister led a 76-member delegation to New Delhi from 4-6 January, 2012, for 9th Indo-Saudi Joint Commission Meeting.

  13. Saudi Assistant Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Abdul Aziz bin Salman visited India and held meeting with Indian Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister S. Jaipal Reddy on February 24, 2012.

  15. Saudi Parliamentary delegation led by Shoura Council Chairman Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammad bin Ibrahim Al-Sheikh visited India from May 7-10, 2012 and held meetings with Vice President, Prime Minister, Lok Sabha Speaker and EAM.


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