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King Salman and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe review an honor guard in Tokyo before holding a meeting at Abe’s office. (Reuters)

Tokyo – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz stressed the need to intensify international efforts to resolve crises in the Middle East, including the Palestinian cause and the Syrian and Yemeni conflicts.

“Terrorism has become the greatest danger to the security of states and people. We are major partners in fighting it. We are in need of joining global efforts and carrying out hard work to deepen the concepts of dialogue among the followers of religions and cultures and to enhance the spirit of tolerance and coexistence among people,” said King Salman during official discussions with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Monday.

King Salman added: “I express my happiness to be in your country with which we have had historical and economic relations. The Kingdom’s partnership with Japan in launching Saudi-Japanese Vision 2030 will strengthen the strategic partnership between our two countries.”

Abe welcomed the “historical” visit, saying it “is aimed at developing and enhancing relations and achieving more partnership and investments between the two friendly countries.”

He also tackled previous visits among high-ranking Saudi and Japanese officials and their strategic outcomes.

King Salman and Abe attended the signing ceremony of memorandums of cooperation that included one on cooperation for the Saudi-Japanese Vision 2030 in the cultural field and another in the field of regulating the process of granting citizens of the two countries visit visas.