Japan Steps Up Resource Diplomacy With Mideast Gulf

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  • Ensuring stable energy supplies topped Japan’s agenda during Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s visits to major suppliers Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar this week.
  • Japan reiterates the need to elevate the “old energy” relationship with Mideast to be more strategic and multilayered by boosting cooperation in new energy sectors.
  • This marks Kishida’s first trip since taking office in October 2021 to the Middle East, where Japan wields little political influence, shortly after China brokered a landmark deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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