Japanese Prime Minister meets Crown Prince, speaks with King

May 1, 2013

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz held a meeting at King Faisal Hospitality Palace in Jeddah yesterday evening with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways of boosting bilateral ties and reviewed various international issues.

The session was attended by Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal; Chief of the Crown Prince’s Court Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz; Minister of Finance Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf; Minister of Economy and Planning and Acting Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. Mohammed bin Suleiman Al-Jasser; and Saudi Ambassador to Japan Abdulaziz bin Abdul-Sattar Turkistani. The Japanese delegation included Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroshige Seko; Senior Vice Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Taku Eto; and Japanese Ambassador to the Kingdom Jiro Kodera.

Following the meeting, an agreement on the promotion and protection of mutual investments between the Kingdom and Japan was signed by Governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) Abdullatif bin Ahmed Al-Othman and Ambassador Kodera.

Prime Minister Abe also held a telephone conversation with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. During the talk, the Prime Minister praised Saudi-Japanese relations and extended an invitation to King Abdullah to visit Japan.