Saudi Crown Prince Salman arrives in Japan on official visit

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz arrives in Tokyo as part of an Asian tour. (Al Arabiya)

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud arrived in the Japanese capital Tokyo on Tuesday following a four-day visit to Pakistan.

Prince Salman, who is also the kingdom’s deputy prime minister and defense minister, was greeted at Tokyo’s Hanedo Airport by Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito and a number of the Japanese officials.

The senior Saudi official is expected to meet Wednesday with Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the two sides are anticipated to sign a number of joint cooperation agreements.

Prince Salman’s arrival in Japan comes after a three-day state visit to Pakistan during which parties discussed international and regional developments, sought ways of boosting bilateral ties between Riyadh and Islamabad and signed several bi-lateral agreements.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:42 - GMT 06:42