India looked forward to the first official visit here by King Salman of Saudi Arabia to further deepen the strategic ties between both countries, an official said on Sunday.
"We are looking forward to the visit of the King of Saudi Arabia later this year," External Affairs Secretary (Economic Relations) Amar Sinha, said at an event here organised by the Saudi petrochemicals giant SABIC.
"Our historical and deep relations have been growing rapidly over the last couple of years. Both countries have intensified joint production and investment and are looking at new investments in infrastructure, manufacturing and pooling of technical resources and skills," he added. Salman was crowned the new king in January 2015, following the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah. IANS