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IN PICTURES: Saudi Crown Prince greeted with a warm welcome in India

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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.

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.

mohammed bin salman poster
mohammed bin salman poster
Mohammed bin salman
Mohammed bin salman

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.