Modi calls all-women IT centre ‘glory of Saudi Arabia’

Riyadh:Visiting the first-ever all-women IT centre here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called it the glory of Saudi Arabia.

“I am meeting those professionals who are now the glory of Saudi Arabia,” said Modi at the IT centre set up by the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). “This atmosphere I am witnessing here today has the potential to give a strong reply to the world.”

Saudi Arabia is the third and last leg of Modi’s three-nation tour which earlier took him to Brussels and Washington, D.C.

In Brussels he attended the 13th India-European Union (EU) Summit and held a bilateral meeting with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and then in Washington he participated in the Nuclear Security Summit hosted by US President Barack Obama.

This is the first prime ministerial visit from India to the oil-rich Gulf kingdom since the visit of Manmohan Singh in 2010.