Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day bilateral visit to Saudi Arabia, the third and final leg of his three-nation tour that began on March 30 with a visit to Brussels. This is the first prime ministerial visit to the oil-rich Gulf kingdom since the visit of then prime minister Manmohan Singh in 2010.
Here’s what Modi has been up to during his visit:
PM Narendra Modi sharing snacks with workers at the L&T residential complex, in Riyadh. Speaking to the blue-collared workers, he said, “It is your sweat and toil that has brought me here. Your happiness is my happiness and when you are not happy, I feel the same.” Photograph: MEAIndia/Facebook
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with his supporters, and clicks selfies with the workers at the L&T residential complex, in Riyadh. Photograph: PIB
Immediately after his arrival, Modi visited the Masmak fortress, a clay and mud-brick complex built around 1865, that is a major symbol of recapture of power by the Al Saud royal dynasty which has been running the country for over a century. Photograph: PIB
PM Modi interacts with the employees at the All Women TCS IT Centre. Photograph: MEAIndia/Twitter
Modi signs a helmet during his visit to the L&T residential complex, in Riyadh. Photograph: PIB