Sat Nov 18 2017, 18:49:10 +03

Terrorism is the greatest danger: King Salman

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(Tokyo, AlummahWorld, Jumada II 14, 1438The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has said that there is an urgent need to intensify international efforts to resolve issues and crises in the Middle East, including the Palestinian cause and ending Syrian and Yemeni crises.

 

The Saudi monarch’s comments come during his four-day visit to Tokyo as part of his month-long Asia tour where he already visited Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia. He is due to travel on to China and the Maldives.

 

“These crises have affected negatively on the region's stability and development, impeding the growth of international trade, and threatening ensuring of energy supplies to the world,” King Salman said.

 

“Terrorism has become the greatest danger to the security of nations and peoples, we are major partners in fighting it, and we are in need of concerted international efforts and hard work to deepen the concepts of dialogue between the followers of religions and cultures, and enhance the spirit of tolerance and coexistence between peoples,” he added.

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Meanwhile, King Salman graced a dinner banquet held by Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe during which the King delivered a speech, saying, "I am pleased to extend my best thanks to Japan's government and people for the warm welcome and generous hospitality, as well.

For his part, the Prime Minister of Japan expressed, on behalf of his government and the Japanese people, their thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, on his historic visit to their country.

 

Abe expressed pride of Japan for the deep historical relations of friendship and strategic cooperation with Saudi Arabia, stressing Japan's keenness to develop and consolidate bilateral relations between the two friendly countries.

 

The dinner was attended by the delegation accompanying the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, in his current visit to Japan.