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Saudi deputy crown prince in Tokyo for talks

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman meets with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo. (Reuters)

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived in Japan on an official visit on Wednesday, as a representative of Saudi’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the invitation of the Japanese government, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

The Deputy Crown Prince was received at the airport in the Japanese capital Tokyo by Japanese Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Kentaro Sonora, Japanese ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Noriko, Saudi ambassador to Japan Ahmad Al Barak and a number of Japanese officials and members of the Saudi Embassy in Tokyo.

His arrival to Tokyo is part of a wider Asia trip that saw him visit Pakistan and Beijing earlier and will next see him return to China for the G20 Hangzhou 2016 summit in a few days’ time.

Japan's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Norihiro Okuda has commended Saudi deputy crown prince's economic initiatives and said that Tokyo is willing to contribute and help with the Saudi Vision 2030.

During his stay in Japan, the deputy crown prince will have an imperial audience with Japan’s emperor. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, will also hold a meeting with Prince Mohammed bin Salman and host a dinner for him.

Video: Saudi Deputy Crown Prince meets with Japan’s Emperor

The official delegation accompanying the Deputy Crown Prince included Minister of Finance Dr Ibrahim Al Assaf, Minister of Economy and Planning Eng. Adel Faqih, Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr Majed Al Qasabi, Minister of State and Cabinet’s Member Mohammed Al Al Sheikh, Minister of Culture and Information Dr Adel Altoraifi, Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al Jubeir, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Engineer Khalid Al Falih, Minister of Labor Dr Muffarej Al Hogbani, Chief of General intelligence Khalid Al Humaidan, and a number of official.

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