India-Saudi ties will reach new heights
The newly-appointed Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Dr Ausaf Sayeed, has assured to assist the Indian diaspora in Saudi Arabia in resolving their problems. Sayeed said that his former association with Saudi Arabia in different capacities will make things easy.
A felicitation ceremony was organized by Media Plus at Media Plus Auditorium on Sunday evening, for the IFS officer who served in different capacities in Saudi Arabia from 1995. Speaking on the occasion, Sayeed said that India and Saudi Arabia would strengthen their bilateral relations on different fronts, and that the association between the two countries would reach newer heights.
He expressed delight on his appointment as the Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Referring to the recent state visit of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Sayeed said that the $100 billion investment in India would open new chapters in India Saudi relations, strengthen diplomatic ties and provide employment opportunities to thousands.
While referring to the centuries-old relationship between the two nations, he recalled that the Nizam VII Mir Osman Ali Khan of Hyderabad provided financial assistance for the completion of railways project in Hijaz, Saudi Arabia. Also reminded the visit of King Saud of Saudi Arabia to Hyderabad, and the way Nizam welcomed the Saudi King. The Nizam of Hyderabad supplied the power generators to the holy mosques in Saudi Arabia and also built Rubaat – an accommodation for the Haj pilgrims, he recounted.
The ambassador also appreciated Telangana State for its tremendous growth at 14 percent and said he has chosen Telangana as his state of choice for the additional duty of counselling allotted to IFS cadre.
The scion of Asif Jahi dynasty Prince Muffakham Jah Bahadur felicitated Ausaf Sayeed and congratulated him. The prince, grandson of the Nizam VII, also presented a memento during the felicitation programme.