Saudi King Salman gives 2 Golden Escalators, 10 Aircraft, 500 Limos to Japan
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul-aziz al Saud and his thousand strong entourage have arrived for a four day trade visit in Japan, along with two golden escalators and a demand for a fleet of dozens of limousines.
The royal, who took over following his brother’s death in January 2015, is touring several Asian countries to boost trade links as part of his plan to diversify Saudi Arabia’s economy away from oil. It followed a nine-day trip to Indonesia which saw the king arrive with 459 tonnes of luggage and two Mercedes limousines.
There, a special toilet was built for him in a mosque. A custom seat was also constructed for him in the country’s House of Representatives. The trip is part of a month long Asian tour which will also see him visit China and the Maldives. Some 1,200 rooms in Tokyo’s most luxurious hotels were booked by the delegation for three nights following their arrival over the weekend.
A fleet of limousines have also reportedly been ordered to ferry him around the city as well as two golden escalators to help him on and off his private jet, The Daily Mail reported.