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20/02/2019 2:46 PM IST | Updated 20/02/2019 2:48 PM IST

Terrorism A Common Concern With India, Says Saudi Crown Prince In Joint Statement With Modi

The Saudi crown prince is in India after a two-day visit to Pakistan shortly after the Pulwama attack.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman prior to a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on February 20, 2019. 

NEW DELHI — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said terrorism was a common concern with India and that his country was ready to share intelligence to tackle it.

The crown prince, who was speaking at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday, said Saudi Arabia was ready for political cooperation with India.

“On the issue of extremism and terrorism, which is a common concern, we want to tell India that we will cooperate in every way, including intelligence sharing,” the crown prince said.

The crown prince’s visit comes days after a militant attack in Kashmir which involved a bombing of a security convoy in which 40 Indian paramilitary police were killed. The attack was claimed by Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed.