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PM Narendra Modi tour to Saudi Arabia today amid tensions with Pakistan

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New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi is going on a visit to Saudi Arabia today and he is going to participate in the Future Investment Initiative program(FII) to be held in Saudi Arabia capital Riyadh from October 29 to 31.In addition, to this PM Modi will meet Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman on Tuesday.

How important this Tour is?

PM Narendra modi will sign a number of important agreements to strengthen the ties in various sectors including oil and gas, renewable energy and civil aviation, during his visit to gulf countries.

On this, Foreign Secretary TS Tirumurthy said,”The truth is about to be reached,including the launch of the Indo-Saudi Arabia strategic partnership council, an agreement on launching the Ru Pay card , and a compromise between the e-tourism system of the two countries.

This is the second time PM Modi is going to Saudi Arabia. Earlier in 2016,PM Modi was given the highest honor of the country in Saudi Arabia. It may be mentioned that PM Modi trip to Saudi Arabia is taking place at the time when India has abolished article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. India’s relations with Pakistan have been strained. Moreover, the tension between the two countries, Pakistan has refused to give PM Modi its airspace for Saudi Arabia visit.