Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir meets Japanese defense minister during visit

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Al-Jubeir reviewed aspects of cooperation between the two countries. (SPA)
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Al-Jubeir reviewed aspects of cooperation between the two countries. (SPA)
Updated 03 December 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir meets Japanese defense minister during visit

  • Al-Jubeir reviewed aspects of cooperation between the two countries

TOKYO: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met with the Japanese Defence Minister Taro Kono on Monday during his trip to Japan.

Al-Jubeir also met with member of the Council of Counselors Masahisa Sato and member of the House of Councilors Professor Hirotaka Takenaka of the National Institute for Policies Study.

During the meeting, they reviewed aspects of cooperation between the two countries, the latest regional as well as international developments and other issues of mutual interest.


Saudi foreign minister calls for ‘transparent and independent’ Beirut explosion investigation

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Saudi foreign minister calls for ‘transparent and independent’ Beirut explosion investigation

  • Prince Faisal bin Farhan told an emergency donors conference that Saudi Arabia stands with Lebanon
  • Minister condemns 'destructive hegemony' of Hezbollah, which has history of storing explosive materials among civilians

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia called for a transparent and independent investigation into the Beirut explosion, the Kingdom’s foreign minister said on Sunday.
Prince Faisal bin Farhan told an emergency donors conference that Saudi Arabia stands with Lebanon. He described the explosion that killed more than 150 people as “horrific.”

Prince Faisal said strong state institutions that work for the interests of the Lebanese people are vital to the reform required to guarantee Lebanon's political and economic future.
“The continued destructive hegemony of the terrorist organization Hezbollah worries us all, and we all know this organization’s history of using explosive materials and storing them among civilians in several Arab and European countries and in north and south America.”
“Lebanon is in dire need of comprehensive and urgent political and economic reform to ensure that this terrible disaster will not occur again,” he said.

He added that four planes carrying Saudi aid have arrived in Beirut.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has provided 290 tons of medical equipment, food supplies and housing materials.

The conference was hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron.