The Japan Times - February 26, 2017
– Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud arrived in Malaysia
on Sunday, kicking off a multination tour aimed at boosting economic
ties with Asia. The official Saudi Press Agency reported Sunday that
the monarch’s tour will also take in Indonesia, Brunei, Japan, China and
the Maldives. Salman will also visit Saudi Arabia’s neighbor, Jordan,
before returning home. OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest
oil exporter, with much of its crude destined for customers in Asia.
The kingdom is eager to attract investment as it diversifies its
economy, including for its upcoming initial public offering of part of
state oil giant Saudi Aramco.