New Delhi: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Wednesday met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and discussed the Kashmir issue, stated a report.

According to a report, sources informed that the one-on-one meeting between Ajit Doval and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad Bin Salman (also known as MBS) occurred for about two hours. The discussion covered many issues on India-Saudi bilateral relations on national and regional security. The leaders also touched upon the topic of Jammu and Kashmir’s status post the abrogation of Article 370, added the report.

Ajit Doval clarified India’s position on the issue. Sources added that the Saudi Prince Salman, in turn, expressed understanding about India’s approach towards handling the Kashmir issue. This meeting has come after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent visit to the Saudi kingdom on way to the UNGA.

Meanwhile, on the same day, Doval also met Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. These two meetings were scheduled as part of Doval’s visit to the two Middle-east nations namely United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

The bond between India and Saudi Arabia is expected to deepen further after the NSA’s visit, a report quoted sources as saying. Doval also met with the Council of Political and Security Affairs of Saudi Arabia Musaid Al Aiban, who is also the Chairman of the National Cyber Security Authority.

(With agency inputs)