Sushma Swaraj visit Saudi Arabia from February 6-8

Vastavam web: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Saudi Arabia from February 6-8 during which she will inaugurate a prestigious festival of the Gulf nation, the external affairs ministry said today.Swaraj will inaugurate the Janadriyah festival on February 7, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.”We will have an Indian pavilion where we will project a number of Indian themes and projects. The pavilion will comprise glimpses of traditional and modern India,” he said.

India has been invited to the festival as a guest country.Saudi Arabia is home to more than 3 million Indian people and ties between the two countries are on an upswing in the last few years.Saudi Arabia is India’s fourth largest trade partner after China, the US and the UAE.The country is a major source of India’s energy requirement as it accounts for almost one-fifth of India’s crude oil requirement.