After UAE, Saudia gets ready for NaMo’s charm offensive


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia Sunday on the way back from the US is seen as part of a diplomatic offensive to corner Pakistan by forging ties with some of Islamabad’s closest allies. May it be noted that Saudis have been extremely annoyed with Islamabad for having refused to assist them in their operation against Yemen.
In Riyadh, Modi is expected to sign trade agreements, including contracts to secure investment for infrastructure projects, and offer security and military cooperation, such as training and joint exercises.
The visit comes just months after he travelled to another Pakistan ally, the United Arab Emirates, and signed a security cooperation agreement that includes regular meetings among top security advisers of the two countries.


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