Saudi Arabia Plans To Enhance Anti-Terror Cooperation With India

Saudi Arabia Plans To Enhance Anti-Terror Cooperation With India

Saudi Arabia to enhance cooperation with India to combat terrorism, including choking funds to terror networks and exchange of information and intelligence. Saudi Arabia Ambassador Dr Saud bin Mohammed Al Sati India and Saudi Arabia are closely cooperating with each other in fighting terrorism.Saudi Arabia siding with India in its campaign to rid the region of terrorism and pledged to extend all cooperation to effectively deal with the challenge. Both countries signed several agreements in the field of security, including an extradition treaty. Saudi Arabia is leading the global campaign against terrorism, terror financing and extremism. We are the founding member of a 68-nation strong Global Coalition to Counter ISIS and one of the founding countries of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Collation.Saudi Arabia valued India as a close friend and a strategic partner and will further enhance defence and security cooperation.


Saudi Aramco, the country's national petroleum company, on September 14 knocked out half its daily oil production, severely impacting the global oil market and triggering fresh tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Yemen's Houthi terror group has taken responsibility for the biggest-ever attacks on Saudi oil facilities, which severely impacted global oil supply. Saudi Arabia and its ally, the US, have blamed Iran for the attacks but Tehran has strongly denied the allegations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to Saudi Arabia in 2016 when the two countries decided to further enhance cooperation in counter-terrorism operations, intelligence sharing and law enforcement. During Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's visit here in February, the two countries decided to constitute a comprehensive security dialogue and set up a joint working group on counter-terrorism to effectively deal with challenges of terrorism. The kingdom calls upon the international community to assume its responsibility in condemning those that stand behind this act, and to take a firm and clear position against this reckless behavior that threatens the global economy. India's relations with Saudi Arabia have been on the upswing over the last few years based on burgeoning energy ties besides cooperation in several other areas.
There are over 2.96 million Indian nationals working in Saudi Arabia, the largest expatriate community in the country.

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