Japan-Saudi Arabia Relations
Bilateral Meeting and Luncheon between Prime Minister Abe and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia
June 30, 2019
On June 30, commencing at 10:55 a.m. for approximately 120 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a bilateral meeting and working lunch with H.R.H. Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who is visiting Japan to attend the G20 Osaka Summit. The overview of the meeting and working lunch is as follows.
1. Prime Minister Abe stated that Japan appreciates Saudi Arabia’s cooperation for holding the G20 Osaka Summit successfully and supports Saudi Arabia's reform, and that both Japanese public and private sectors would like to promote “Japan-Saudi Vision 2030 (PDF)”. Prime Minister also stated that Japan would like to closely work together with Saudi Arabia for the success of the G20 Summit in Saudi Arabia next year.
2. Crown Prince Mohammed stated that Saudi Arabia and Japan have been traditionally in a strong relationship, and it is a pleasure that both countries have been actively promoting the bilateral relationship. Crown Prince Mohammed also stated that as shown in the outcome of the 3rd Ministerial Meeting, Saudi Arabia and Japan have been cooperating in a wide range of fields, and we will further strengthen our bilateral cooperation. Crown Prince Mohammed stated that he appreciates the efforts by Prime Minister Abe regarding the achievements of the G20 Osaka Summit, and would like to cooperate for the interests of the entire international community as the incumbent and next presidencies of the G20.
3. Prime Minister Abe and Crown Prince Mohammed held open discussions on the international arena and confirmed that both countries will closely work together for peace and prosperity of the Middle East.