Riyadh’s acting governor meets Moscow mayor

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Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz, acting governor of Riyadh, meets Sergey Sobyanin, mayor of Moscow, on Thursday. (SPA)
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Acting Riyadh Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz (front right) visiting a metro station in Moscow on Thursday. (SPA)
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Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz, acting governor of Riyadh, receiving a plaque from Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin on Thursday. (SPA)
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Acting Riyadh Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz is given a tour at the Luzhniki Sports Complex in Moscow on Thursday. (SPA)
Updated 12 July 2019

Riyadh’s acting governor meets Moscow mayor

MOSCOW: Acting Riyadh Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz met with the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin on Thursday. 
The mayor welcomed the acting governor and his accompanying delegation and said: “I am delighted by your visit and that the relations between our countries are developing. I hope that this visit will further strengthen our relationship.”
Prince Mohammed expressed his thanks for the hospitality and invitation from Moscow, stressing the importance of exchanging experiences and cooperation between the two capitals.
During the meeting, the governor discussed aspects of cooperation between Moscow and Riyadh in various fields, including investment and infrastructure, in a way that boosts the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan.
Prince Mohammed also visited a number of landmarks in Moscow, such as the Luzhniki Sports Complex and some historic metro stations.


Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

Updated 22 October 2019

Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

  • “We share common values,” said Majid Al-Qasabi

TOKYO: Saudi Arabia has a “special relationship” with Japan, which is “reliable strategic partner and friend” of the Kingdom, the Saudi Minister for Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qasabi said on Monday.

The minister was speaking at the launch in Tokyo of the Japanese-language online edition of Arab News, in the latest stage of its global expansion. The event came on the eve of Tuesday’s ceremonial enthronement of Emperor Naruhito in the Japanese capital. “This is a great opportunity, a moment in history,” Al-Qasabi said.

The news website, published in Japanese and English, will focus on enabling the exchange of information between Japan and the Arab world in business, current affairs, and arts and culture. “It will be good to have news in Japanese so many Japanese can read about the Arab world,” Japan’s Defense Minister Taro Kono said at the launch.

Common values

“We share common values, we have a high respect for the elders and we think that the family is very important … to me we are friends and I think we need to work together.

“In order to do that we need to know what people in the Middle East are actually thinking, what is happening on a daily basis, and we haven’t got the source for that — but now Arab News is in Japan.

“This is a very good means to exchange information between the Middle East and Japan, so I am very much looking forward to it.”