Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was greeted with a hug by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival at the New Delhi airport.
“Breaking protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally receives HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud”, said the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in a tweet.
A new chapter in bilateral relations— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) February 19, 2019
Breaking protocol, PM @narendramodi personally recieves HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia as he arrives on his first bilateral visit to India! pic.twitter.com/yVADgQ2IUu
Posters of the Saudi Crown Prince were seen across the capital, ahead of his arrival in New Delhi for his first official visit to India.
Meanwhile, the Indian Embassy in Riyadh tweeted posters of the Crown Prince to honor his visit with “welcome” written in Arabic.
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in New Delhi said that the Crown Prince’s visit to India is a “historic opportunity” to expand collaboration in all sectors, according to Indian media outlets.