Riyadh- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived in the People’s Republic of China Wednesday on an official visit. Before his departure from Tokyo, he received at his residence a number of Islamic figures in Japan.
In his speech, King Salman declared that the Islamic religion is a religion of love and peace that respects human dignity and preserves their rights.
King Salman stated, “This blessed meeting with you was preceded by similar meetings over the decades. Before eighty years, the late King Abdulaziz sent a representative to Japan to share with Muslims here the joy of the opening of the Tokyo Mosque in 1938, and these good, blessed meetings are still continuing.”
He added, “We should highlight that Islam calls for tolerance, moderation and fight against extremism and terrorism in all forms and we should recognize that the challenges faced by the Islamic world require more solidarity among Muslims. The kingdom, which is honored by God to serve the Two Holy Mosques, provides its best to serve Islam and is keen to reach out to Muslims around the globe.”
Imam and preacher of the Arabic Islamic Institute in Tokyo and member of the Muslim Association of Japan Sheikh Saeed Sato delivered a speech in which he expressed appreciation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of King Salman for its restless efforts to serve the Two Holy Mosques, pilgrims, visitors and Islam and Muslims in the world.
King Salman was welcomed by Yang Jiechi, State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China, with an official welcoming ceremony at the airport in Beijing.