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India, Saudi Arabia Join Hands in Combating Terrorism

25 January 2006

India and Saudi Arabia have signed a memorandum of understanding to combat terrorism.

The two sides also inked three other agreements on bilateral investment promotion and protection, avoidance of double taxation, and cooperation in the field of youth affairs and sports.

The accords were signed Wednesday following a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting Saudi King Abdullah in New Delhi.

The Saudi monarch is the guest of honor at Thursday's Indian Republic Day celebrations. During his four-day stay, aimed at boosting energy and trade ties between the two sides, he will also hold talks with President Abdul Kalam and other top ranking officials.

King Abdullah arrived in India from China, where he signed several economic deals with Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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