India and Saudi Arabia had "enormous possibilition" for co-operation, Saudi Arabian Petroleum Minister Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani said in New Delhi on Friday (7 February).
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Background: India and Saudi Arabia had "enormous possibilition" for co-operation, Saudi Arabian Petroleum Minister Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani said in New Delhi on Friday (7 February).
Speaking to newsmen after talks with Indian Petroleum and Chemicals Minister Keshav Deva Malaviya, Sheikh Yamani said their discussions covered industrial ventures and co-operation in various fields:
"The talks were of a general nature, but gave us the feeling that the possibilities are enormous," he said.
Although neither Minister gave details, it is understood that they discussed long-term supplies of crude oil on easy terms beginning at the end of this year.
Sheikh Yamani's programme during his five-day visit to India also included talks with the Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Ghandhi. Officials said that Sheikh Yamani's meeting with Mrs Ghandhi had revealed great understanding between the two countries. The talks were described as very useful.