Growing Saudi-Indian relations discussed

Updated 02 September 2015

Growing Saudi-Indian relations discussed

JEDDAH: Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud held talks with Indian diplomats on strengthening bilateral ties between the two nations.
“The foundation of Saudi-Indian ties is very strong,” said Indian Charge d’Affaires Hemant Kotalwar during the talks in Qassim on Tuesday. “The governor appreciated the gradual strengthening of ties between the two countries.”
Prince Faisal recalled the visit of his father, the late King Saud, to India in 1955. Kotalwar, accompanied by Consul for Political Affairs Hifzur Rahman, later visited the Qassim Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where he met Ali bin Saleh bin Al-Jubali, assistant secretary-general for executive affairs, and several Saudi businessmen.
The two sides discussed various ways to promote bilateral trade and commercial engagements. It was decided that the Indian Embassy would organize a business meeting soon at the Qassim chamber.


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.”