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India is keen to get JeM chief Masood Azhar designated as a global terrorist by the United Nations. ♦ Exercise restraint: UN UN chief Antonio Guterres has called on India and Pakistan to exercise "maximum restraint" and take "immediate steps" to de-escalate tensions following the Pulwama terror attack, reiterating that his good offices are available if asked by both sides.

"The Prime Minister and His Royal Highness condemned in the strongest terms the recent terrorist attack on Indian security forces on February 14, 2019 in Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir", it said.

Modi, in his remarks at the joint media interaction with the Saudi leader, mentioned the "barbaric terror attack" in Pulwama and said it was another manifestation of the danger posed by terrorism to humanity.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Beijing on Thursday as the monarch aims to seal partnerships on a high-profile Asia tour following a diplomatic crisis over a journalist's brutal murder.

Meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Saudi leader said Riyadh is looking to tap into over $100 billion in investments in India.

Pakistan-Saudi Joint statement:The two sides expressed their hope for achieving a fair, comprehensive and long-lasting peace in the Middle East in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative and the resolutions of worldwide legitimacy guaranteeing the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, including the establishment of an independent and viable Palestinian state based on internationally agreed standards 1967 with Jerusalem as its capital.

A lawmaker from India's main opposition Congress party criticized Modi's "hugplomacy" because of Prince Mohammed's investment pledges in Pakistan and praise for Islamabad's anti-terrorism activities.

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"Saudi Arabia has a lot of capital that needs to find profitable places to be deployed", Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih told China's official Xinhua news agency.

India, he said, had chose to extend e-visa facilities to Saudi nationals.

"Today, we expect the opportunities we are targeting in India in various fields to exceed $100 billion [Dh3.67bn] in the coming two years... we want to work with you, Mr Prime Minister, to ensure these investments are made and to ensure useful returns for both countries", Prince Mohammed said.

Jaish-e-Mohammed, the militant group that claimed responsibility for last week's suicide bombing in Kashmir, is outlawed in both countries.

Ahead of the Saudi crown prince's arrival, a Muslim students association in India said it opposed his visit, calling him a sponsor of terrorism.

"We have to engage with Saudi, and there are a number of areas where we need them, more than they need us", Bhaskar says. Calling Modi his "elder brother", whose demand he couldn't refuse, Prince Mohammed bin Salman agreed to increase the Haj quota for India to 200,000.

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