Manmohan Singh arrives after historic visit to to Saudi Arabia

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Monday evening after a historic three-day visit to Saudi Arabia.

The prime minister was accompanied by Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, Petroleum Minister Murli Deora and Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor.


During the visit, the two sides signed 10 agreements on bilateral cooperation ranging from security, science and technology, culture and media, and an extradition treaty.


The visit also saw the signing of a new Riyadh Declaration between Manmohan Singh and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz that seeks to cement ties between the two countries.

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