Sunday, 28 February 2010

King Saud University confers honorary doctorate on Dr Manmohan Singh

By Syed Akbar
Riyadh, Feb 28: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be conferred with a doctorate (honoris causa) by the King Saud University here on Monday.
Dr Manmohan Singh will latter address the students of the university, which is a rare honour. The Indian Prime Minister has been receiving a royal welcome, which is unprecedented for any foreign dignitary. Breaking the tradition, the Saudis accommodated Dr Manmohan Singh in the royal Saud Palace. No foreign dignitary has been given accommodation in the palace in the past.
Indians make up the largest foreign nationals in this oil rich kingdom contributing to its economic and industrial advancement, and considering this fact, the Saudi government has been breaking its established protocol to welcome Dr Manmohan Singh.
Saudi ruler King Abdullah later in the day met the Indian Prime Minister and accorded a ceremonial welcome to the visiting dignitary. The Indian delegation later signed as many as 10 bilateral agreements.

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