Cabinet gives post-facto approval to pact with Saudi

File PTI picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday accorded post-facto approval to an agreement India signed with Saudi Arabia last month to set up a strategic partnership council.

The agreement will enable the leadership at the highest-level in both countries to meet regularly and monitor progress in the ongoing initiatives and projects under the strategic partnership, a government statement said.

"It will help identify new areas for forging strategic engagement and will define the goals to be achieved and benefits to be derived," it said. 

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