Saudi finance minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan to attend G-20 meeting in Argentina

Mohammed Al-Jadaan, Saudi Minister of Finance, gestures during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in this file photo taken on May 11, 2017. (REUTERS)
Updated 19 March 2018

Saudi finance minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan to attend G-20 meeting in Argentina

RIYADH: Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan will participate in the first G-20 finance ministers’ session at the Central Bank Governors Meeting in Buenos Aires.
The event will kick off on Monday. The aim of the two-day event is to review recent global economic developments and strengthen cooperation between the G-20 countries to maintain and promote the global growth. “Our participation in this meeting demonstrates our commitment to cooperation and coordination among the G-20 countries to promote inclusive and sustainable global growth,” Al-Jadaan said.
The minister said: “As a member of G-20, Saudi Arabia takes its regional and international responsibilities very seriously especially given our nation’s pivotal role on the regional and global levels. Our participation in this meeting demonstrates our commitment to cooperation and coordination among G-20 countries to promote inclusive and sustainable global growth.”
He said: “The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the subjects listed on the meeting’s agenda with our key partners around the globe, and also update them on Saudi Arabia’s experiences in the financial and economic reforms, as well as the overall development progress made by the Kingdom in different sectors.”


Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

Updated 22 October 2020

Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.