Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived in Japan on an official visit, 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.
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.