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Saudi Arabia, Japan Establish Joint Partnership Council

Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced the establishment of Saudi-Japanese Partnership Council on a video call on Tuesday, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

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During the 35-minute call, Kishida expressed his gratitude to the Kingdom for the stable supplies of crude oil to Japan. He is looking forward to the Kingdom’s continuous role in stabilizing the global oil market and supporting global supply chains for clean energy.

The Crown Prince affirmed Saudi Arabia’s commitment to continue supplying Japan with crude oil, indicating the Kingdom’s desire to enhance cooperation with Japan in other fields, including clean energy.

Bin Salman and Kishida reviewed the distinguished bilateral relations and opportunities for developing them in various fields. They also discussed regional and international events and relevant efforts in addition to a number of topics of common interest.

The Prime Minister and Crown Prince discussed endeavors to stop Israeli attacks, deliver humanitarian aid, support efforts aimed at international recognition of the independent Palestinian state, and support the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.

Japan’s Prime Minister noted the 70-year-old relations between the two countries, stressing that cooperation with the Kingdom contributes to the stability of the region. He also referred to the cultural cooperation between the two countries in holding the Expo in both countries.

The Japanese Prime Minister expressed his hope to attract foreign direct investments from the Kingdom in the fields of construction, energy transmission, hydrogen use, digitization, information and others.

The Crown Prince highlighted the trade exchange and its growth in recent years between the two countries. He expressed aspirations to deal with Japanese companies in a number of promising fields and huge projects.

The Japanese Prime Minister expressed his happiness at pass the torch of Expo 2025 to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2030.

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