On this special occasion of the 65th Indian Republic Day when India adopted its Constitution and became a secular democratic republic, I extend my warm wishes to all Indian citizens, Persons of Indian Origin, friends and all well-wishers of India residing in this holy land.
India and Saudi Arabia enjoy time tested centuries-old relations, which are based on mutual benefit and common understanding. These relations have been sustained over the ages not only through friendly bilateral interactions, but more importantly through very close people-to-people contacts between the citizens of the two countries.
The relations have been further cemented by the historic visits of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to India in January, 2006 and the visit of the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2010. The two important Declarations — Delhi and Riyadh Declarations — have set the tone and tenor of the relations between India and the Kingdom. The Riyadh Declaration articulates the similarity of assessment and approach of the two countries on regional and global issues, while affirming their commitments to promote bilateral ties in political security, defense and economic areas.
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