NEW DELHI :
SAUDI Arabia’s new Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman has assured India that his country will remain a reliable supplier to the world’s thirdlargest energy consumer and is committed to investing in the country. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on a threenation visit courted the new Saudi Arabian Minister in Jeddah. “Met the newly-appointed Saudi Minister of Energy HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman in Jeddah and renewed my earlier acquaintance with him during his previous assignments with Saudi Ministry of Energy,” Pradhan tweeted. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman over the weekend dismissed Khalid Al-Falih as the Energy Minister of the OPEC and replaced him with one of his sons.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, a longtime top Energy Ministry official, is an older half-brother to the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. “Saudi Minister reiterated Saudi Arabia’s commitment to remain a reliable and sustainable partner in hydrocarbon supplies and also on Saudi investments in India,” Pradhan said in another tweet.