PM Modi meets Saudi deputy crown prince; discusses UNSC reforms

| Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 17:35
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PM Modi and Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, emphasised on need of expansion of UNSC

Hangzhou: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held talks with Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman, on the sidelines of G20 summit in China and discussed about United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reforms and greater Saudi investments in India. 
According to reports, both PM Modi and Mohammad bin Salman emphasised on the need of expansion of UNSC to include more permanent members. 
During the meeting, PM Modi discussed about greater Saudi investment, particularly through the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and sought for greater cooperation in infrastructure, particularly modernising of railway stations.
PM Modi also talked about strengthening partnership with Saudi Arabia in sectors such as maritime and energy.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi during his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping raised concerns over terrorism emanating from Pakistan's restive regions through which the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is being built. 
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