Japan’s Abe offers Saudi crown prince help in reducing oil dependency

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, shake hands during their meeting in Osaka, western Japan Sunday, June 30, 2019. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via REUTERS

OSAKA (Reuters) – 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 […]

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