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Tokyo: Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga congratulated Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the success of the G20 Riyadh Summit and praised the leadership of Saudi Arabia in addressing the pressing challenges of the international community.
Suga and the Crown Prince spoke on the telephone for approximately 10 minutes on Nov. 26.
Prime Minister Suga stated that Japan appreciates the stable supply of crude oil from Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s efforts to stabilize the international crude oil market. He also confirmed 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 bin Salman expressed his gratitude for Japan’s cooperation towards the success of the Summit and stated that Saudi Arabia would like to further strengthen cooperation with Japan through the framework of the “Japan-Saudi Vision 2030,” the foreign ministry in Tokyo said in an official statement.
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, the statement said.