Saudi Arabia And Japan Sign Defense Agreement


Saudi Arabia and Japan signed Friday a defence agreement in Tokyo during the ongoing visit of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Prince Mohammed witnessed the signing ceremony.

Prince Mohammed also met Japan’s defense minister to discuss defense and military cooperation and the latest developments in the Middle East region.

A high-level Saudi-Japan Defence ministerial meeting was also held in Tokyo where officials from both the countries discussed ways to increase bilateral ties and issues of mutual interest.

The deputy crown prince is currently visiting Japan as part of his three-country tour of the Asian region.

On Thursday, Prince Mohammed held talks with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Emperor Akihito in Tokyo where they also discussed promoting bilateral cooperation and the latest developments. Saudi Arabia and Japan yesterday signed seven Memorandums of Understanding in a number of areas.

Bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Japan have experienced a quantum leap and are growing steadily in all spheres of life including economy, culture, military, education and health fields.

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture and Information Adel Al-Toraifi met his Japanese counterpart Hiroshi Hase met on the sidelines of the official visit of Prince Mohammed where they discussed boosting Japanese-Saudi cultural relations within the framework of “Vision 2030”.

The two ministers discussed hosting art and cultural events, exchange of cultural programs and other issues of mutual interests.

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One thought on “Saudi Arabia And Japan Sign Defense Agreement

  • September 2, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    This article gives ZERO INFORMATION as to why Saudi Arabia and Japan should establish military ties. Considering that Saudi Arabia exports very large numbers of Wahhabi jihadi fighters into most of the world’s conflict areas (Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, to name a few), I find it impossible to conceive of what Prime Minister Abe’s motives could be for forming any kind of alliance with a kingdom so dangerous and provocative.


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