His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia called Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi this evening at 9.30 pm.
Prime Minister shared his deep concern about the safety and welfare of the approximately 4000 Indian citizens in Yemen. Prime Minister briefed His Majesty King Salman on India's evacuation plan and requested His Majesty's support and cooperation in the evacuation of Indian citizens from Yemen.
His Majesty recalled the strong and close relations between India and Saudi Arabia and assured Prime Minister of his full attention to the safety of Indians in Yemen and all possible assistance for their early and safe evacuation.
Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to His Majesty and conveyed his best wishes to His Majesty for a quick resolution of the challenges in the region and early restoration of peace and stability under his leadership. Prime Minister also reaffirmed his commitment to further strengthening India's close relations with Saudi Arabia.