Japan-Saudi Arabia Relations

October 31, 2017

On October 31, commencing at 8:55 p.m. for approximately 10 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a telephone talk with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. The overview of the telephone talk is as follows.

1. At the outset, King Salman congratulated Prime Minister Abe on the victory in the recent House of Representatives election. In response, Prime Minister Abe expressed his gratitude, stating that he is looking forward to continuing to work with King Salman.

2. Prime Minister Abe mentioned that he was pleased with development of the bilateral relationship in various fields such as economy, politics, security, and people-to-people exchanges, and he also congratulated King Salman on the success of the “Future Investment Initiatives” which had been held in Saudi Arabia recently, adding that he would like to continue to cooperate in order to implement the “Japan Saudi Vision 2030,”(PDF)Open a New Window which is the guiding compass of enhancement of the bilateral relationship. Furthermore, Prime Minister Abe congratulated him that both Japanese and Saudi teams would be able to play at the FIFA World Cup next year in Moscow.

3. In response, King Salman said that he would like to further deepen the relationship of the two countries and cooperate in various fields by working together with Prime Minister Abe.

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