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Japan PM Shinzo Abe to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman

Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 10, 2020
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will begin his visit to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Oman from Saturday, in an effort to ensure energy security as well as safety of shipping in the Middle East, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said today.
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"This visit is part of our country's diplomatic efforts to avert further escalation in developments amid the intensifying Middle East situation," Suga said at a news conference in Tokyo.

Topics: Japan Shinzo Abe Saudi Arabia UAE Oman

During the visit, which is slated to last until January 15, Abe is "expected to request each country cooperation in ensuring stable supply of energy as well as safety of sailing," he added.