OSAKA – Japanese Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday praised Saudi Arabia’s efforts to reduce its
dependence on oil and promised Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that Japan will
help the kingdom with a sweeping reform plan.
“Saudi Arabia’s ‘Vision
2030’ is an unprecedented major reform aimed at shifting away from dependence
on oil and at diversifying industry, under your majesty’s initiative,” Abe told
the crown prince at the beginning of a bilateral meeting after a summit of Group
of 20 leaders in the city of Osaka.
“Japan will continue its
utmost efforts by government and the private sector to help achieve its
success,” Abe said. (Reuters)