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Crown Prince Naruhito and former Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto will visit Saudi Arabia to offer condolences over the death of Saudi Arabian King Fahd, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda said Tuesday.

The Crown Prince and Hashimoto, acting as a special government envoy, will leave Japan on Wednesday and return the following day, Hosoda said.

King Fahd died Monday at age 84.

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