RIYADH: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan received a phone call from his Japanese counterpart Hayashi Yoshimasa on Monday.

During the call, the ministers reviewed aspects of cooperation between their countries and ways to enhance and develop them.

They also discussed efforts exerted to stop the military escalation in Sudan, end the violence in the country, provide necessary protection to Sudanese civilians, and calm the escalating tensions in a number of vital locations in Sudan.

Meanwhile, Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib thanked Saudi Arabia’s leadership for evacuating Lebanese citizens from Sudan and receiving them as guests in Jeddah ahead of their return to their homeland.