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Japan-Saudi Arabia Foreign Ministers' Meeting

July 19, 2022
Japan-Saudi Arabia Foreign Ministers' Meeting
Japan-Saudi Arabia Foreign Ministers' Meeting

 On July 19, commencing at 11:55 a.m. for approximately 95 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan held a meeting and working lunch with H.H. Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, during his visit to Japan. The overview is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Hayashi expressed his gratitude for the letters of condolence from H.M. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and H.R.H. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on the passing of former Prime Minister Abe, and expressed his hopes to further develop the friendly relations between Japan and Saudi Arabia as strategic partners. In response, Minister Faisal reiterated his sincere condolence on the passing of former Prime Minister Abe, and expressed that Saudi Arabia will always stand with Japan, and that under the leadership of the two leaders, he hopes to further strengthen Saudi Arabia’s cooperative relationship with Japan.
  2. Minister Hayashi expressed his gratitude for the stable supply of crude oil from Saudi Arabia, and requested for continued cooperation in stabilizing the international crude oil market and for additional production increase. Minister Hayashi also expressed that he looks to further promote cooperation in various fields such as clean energy, including renewable energy, and other areas including climate change, infrastructure, tourism, and culture under the "Saudi-Japan Vision 2030." In response, Minister Faisal stated that the strategic partnership between Japan and Saudi Arabia is solid and that he would like to continue to work closely together, including in cooperation towards stabilizing the international crude oil market.
  3. The two Ministers discussed the need for collaboration by the international community and for the strengthening of the functions of the entire United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council reform, in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The two Ministers also exchanged views on the situation in Asia, such as responding to North Korea, including its nuclear and missile issue and the abduction issue, and concurred to continue to work together.
  4. Further, both sides exchanged views on the situation in the Middle East, including the situation in Iran and Yemen, and confirmed that they will continue cooperation.

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