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After PM Modi meeting, Saudi Crown Prince talks about $100 bn investment opportunity in India

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman said that his country had invested as much as $44 billion in India since 2016.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2019 17:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has said that Saudi Arabia sees an opportunity to invest as much as $100 billion in India in various sectors.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said that his country sees an opportunity to invest as much as $100 billion in various sectors in India in the coming few years. (Live updates)

Addressing a joint press conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the crown prince said his country had invested $44 billion since 2016 in India, when PM Modi had visited the country, and had benefitted from it.

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“We believe that the (investment) opportunities in India are worth more than $100 billion. Together we want to make these investments beneficial for both India and Saudi Arabia,” he said.

“We want to diversify in other areas such as petrochemicals and storage,” he said.

“We want to make the relations between India and Saudi Arabia beneficial for both countries,” he said.

“These investments will help benefit the Indians in Saudi Arabia and the Saudi people who are working in India,” he said.

He said that Saudi Arabia had taken a leaf out of India’s book and had invested in the IT sector after PM Modi’s 2016 visit.

“We know India is strong in the IT sector and we have invested a lot in Saudi Arabia in the IT sector and have benefitted from it,” he said.

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First Published: Feb 20, 2019 14:54 IST