Japan’s Emperor Naruhito welcomes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman at the Togu Palace in Tokyo. Issei Kato/Reuters
Agha Riaz, Staff Reporter
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman attended the G20 summit between June 28-29 in Osaka, where world leaders met to discuss international issues.
According to the SPA state news agency, Saudi Crown Prince also visited the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo. Japanese Emperor Naruhito welcomed him at the palace on Tuesday.
Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman arrived in Osaka on June 27 from South Korea.
He also visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on Sunday, which was established in 1955 to commemorate the atomic bomb attack of World War II.
Mohammed Bin Salman, colloquially known as MBS, is currently serving as the country's deputy prime minister and is also chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs, chairman of the Council of Political and Security Affairs, and minister of defence — the world's youngest at the time of his appointment.
He has led several successful reforms, which include regulations restricting the powers of the religious police, and the removal of the ban on female drivers.
Other cultural developments under his reign include the first Saudi public concert by a female singer, the first Saudi sports stadium to admit women, an increased presence of women in the workforce, and opening the country to international tourists by introducing an e-visa which can now easily be issued to foreigners to attend events and festivals.
His Vision 2030 programme aims to diversify the Saudi economy through investment in non-oil sectors including technology and tourism. In 2016, he announced plans to list the shares of the state oil company Saudi Aramco.
During the conversation by all means conducive to maintain its security and stability, re-asserting that the negative effects of the attacks (on two Aramco's facilities) on the US economy as well as the world economy.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed in a phone call to Saudi Crown Prince has said that the UAE stands with Saudi Arabia in confronting all menacing threats to its security and stability.
They also touched on the 'Green Middle East' initiative, announced by the Saudi Crown Prince, which aims to plant 50 billion trees in partnership with the countries of the region.
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince unveiled plans on Sunday to build a zero-carbon city at NEOM, the first major construction project for the $500 billion flagship business zone aimed at diversifying the economy of the world’s largest oil exporter.
Russia on Thursday charged an American correspondent for the Wall Street Journal with spying, in a case certain to escalate Moscow's diplomatic feud with Washington over the war in Ukraine and likely to further isolate Russia.
The preliminary investigations into the incident of the Asian man, who committed suicide after killing his family, showed that he had poisoned his wife, while throttled his two daughters (aged between 3 to 7).
As of first of April 2023, the Abu Dhabi Police will start implementing the minimum speed limit system on the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Road on the first and second lanes from the left of both directions.