Saud Al-Faisal visits india to ease Indo Pak tension
25 December, 2008
Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal will visit New Delhi for talks with his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee on bilateral, regional and international issues, said Muhammad Barri.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to visit Saudi Arabia early next year, sources in New Delhi told. Singh was set to visit Riyadh last month, but had to defer his plan due to prior commitments of King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
Amid the fresh chill in the Indo-Pak ties, Saudi Arabia`s Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal will be in Delhi on a brief visit on Friday during which New Delhi is expected to urge the influential Arab nation to use its influence on Islamabad to end cross-border terrorism.
Al-Faisal will hold detailed talks with External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee during which the Indian side is expected to share evidence about involvement of Pakistan-based elements in the November 26 Mumbai attacks.