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Saudi and Japanese Foreign Ministers Meet in Riyadh for High-Level Talks

According to the official news agency SPA, the first high-level meeting between the Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and the Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan took place on Thursday in Riyadh.

The decision by Tokyo to provide multiple-entry visas to Saudi nationals who fulfill specific financial requirements was one of the topics they addressed.

According to Mr. Hayashi, Japan values its strategic ties with Saudi Arabia highly.

The ministers also addressed cooperative initiatives to realize the goal of making the Middle East a worldwide hub for the supply of renewable energy and essential minerals.

After treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which was wrecked by a tsunami in 2011, was released, Japan’s environmental credentials have recently come under scrutiny.

The discharge was justified by Mr. Hayashi, who claimed that it adhered to the safety guidelines set down by the International Atomic Energy Agency, an intergovernmental nuclear watchdog.

The foreign ministers decided to keep pushing for the continuation of efforts to keep the Pacific and Indian Oceans peaceful and stable. In order to explore cooperation, Mr. Hayashi also met with ministers from the GCC.

According to the Japanese embassy, Mr. Hayashi and Sayyid Badr Al Busaidi, the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates, co-chaired the Japan-GCC Joint Ministerial Meeting.According to Japanese authorities, Prince Faisal was among the four foreign ministers who attended.

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