In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, on Saturday, March 26, the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) informed the Government of Japan that the Government of KSA would provide petroleum products equivalent to USD20 million through the Saudi Arabian state oil company, Saudi Aramco. After coordination between Japan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia following this offer, the two countries agreed to establish the Saudi LPG Emergency Relief Fund within the Japan LP Gas Association and to distribute support to the region affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake through this fund.
The Government of Japan received letters of sympathy from dignities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia such as Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, H.R.H. Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, H.R.H. Prince Saud Al-Faisal Bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Eng. Ali Bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and many others including key ministers.
The Government of Japan deeply appreciates a sense of solidarity expressed and assistance extended by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
(*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)