Saudi Government has conveyed to the Government of India to participate as Guest of Honour in the 32nd Saudi National Festival ie. "Janadriyah Festival", to be held from 7th-24th February, 2018; this is a testimony of strong and growing India-Saudi Arabia bilateral relations. Janadriyah Festival is the most prestigious and much awaited Eighteen days, "National Festival" of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The King himself patronizes the festival with participation of the Rulers from the GCC Member-States or their representatives as Special Guests.
Govt. of India is giving importance to Janadriyah Festival, as Saudi Arabia is at a critical junction in its history and is undergoing a period of transition which may lead to major structural changes, both, politically and economically in Saudi Arabia as well as in the region. Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Hon’ble Minister for External Affairs, Govt of India would be leading the Indian contingent to Saudi Arabia during the Festival. Ministry of External Affairs has taken FICCI on board as the Industry & Execution partner for executing India Pavilion at Janadriyah festival.