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Japan to support Saudi’s efforts to reduce reliance on oil production

  • March 14, 2017
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei, Tokyo Shimbun
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All papers reported on yesterday’s summit between Prime Minister Abe and visiting Saudi King Salman, at which the premier agreed to assist Riyadh in reducing its heavy reliance on petroleum exports for economic growth. The two leaders signed a joint document entitled “Japan-Saudi Vision 2030” that calls for Japan’s support for nine sectors in Saudi Arabia, such as social infrastructure and the entertainment industry. They also agreed on greater mutual cooperation for ensuring regional stability in the Middle East as “strategic partners.”    

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