Japan-Saudi Arabia Relations
Telephone Talk between Prime Minister Suga and Crown Prince Mohammed of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
On November 26, commencing at 4:35 p.m. for approximately 10 minutes, Mr. SUGA Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan, held a telephone talk with H.R.H. Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The overview of the talk is as follows.
- At the outset, Prime Minister Suga expressed his congratulation on the success of the G20 Riyadh Summit and praised the leadership of Saudi Arabia in addressing the pressing challenges of the international community. In response, Crown Prince Mohammed expressed his gratitude for Japan's cooperation towards the success of the Summit.
- Prime Minister Suga stated that Japan appreciates the stable supply of crude oil from Saudi Arabia and his efforts to stabilize the international crude oil market, and also stated that Japan's policy to support the efforts of Saudi Arabia's reforms centered on overcoming dependency on oil and industrial diversification is unwavering. In response, Crown Prince Mohammed stated that Saudi Arabia would like to further strengthen cooperation with Japan through the framework of the "Japan-Saudi Vision 2030."
- The two sides also exchanged views on the situation in the Middle East. In addition, Prime Minister Suga asked for understanding and cooperation towards the early resolution of the abductions issue by the North Korea.