Saudi G20 sherpa briefs UN on Riyadh summit

The meeting in New York was opened by the president of the UN General Assembly. (SPA)
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Updated 18 January 2020

Saudi G20 sherpa briefs UN on Riyadh summit

  • Fahad Al-Mubarak introduced delegates to the theme, aims, and main priorities of the summit

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia’s official representative for the 2020 G20 summit of world leaders being staged in Riyadh has briefed the UN General Assembly on preparations for the high-powered meeting.

Fahad Al-Mubarak, the Kingdom’s G20 sherpa charged with helping pave the way for the leaders’ November gathering, introduced delegates to the theme, aims, and main priorities of the summit.

The meeting in New York was opened by the president of the UN General Assembly, and the UN undersecretary-general, who welcomed the sherpa and expressed their hopes for a successful G20 summit under the Kingdom’s presidency.

Al-Mubarak said that, under the guidance of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the G20 agenda development process was being conducted in an inclusive and comprehensive way in order to reflect the most important world issues.

Addressing attendees, the sherpa talked about the main objectives for this year’s G20 gathering under the theme of “Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All.”

The first was to empower people – especially women and youth – by creating the right conditions in which they could live, work and thrive. Safeguarding the planet by fostering collective efforts to protect the environment, especially on the issues of climate, water, food, and energy, was another aim.

He also talked about ways to shape new frontiers, by adopting long-term and bold strategies to share the benefits of innovation and technological advancement with a strong focus on the digital economy.

During the briefing session, Al-Mubarak gave details about the global challenges that the G20 countries could jointly address to achieve economic growth and sustainable development.


Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah hosts Classic Car Festival 2020

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Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah hosts Classic Car Festival 2020

  • The largest of its kind in the Middle East, the festival will showcase 500 classic and rare cars

The General Supervisor of the Organizing Committee for the Diriyah Festival for Classic Cars 2020, Dr. Nasser bin Abdullah al-Masaari, stressed on the importance of the Classic Car Festival held at the Diriyah Governorate from February 27 to 29, under the direct support of Prince Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman, Governor of Diriyah, and the auspices of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA), organized by the Diriyah Archaeological Foundation.

This was announced at a press conference held by the organizing committee in the diplomatic district in Riyadh. The conference was attended by Thamer al-Sudairy, official spokesman of Ad-Diriyah Gate Development Authority, and the spokesperson for the Quality of Life Program, Mazroa al-Mazroo, the executive director of the Diriyah Classic Car Festival, Sattam Al-Khuzami, and a number of Saudi and Gulf media representatives.

Dr. Masaari revealed that the Diriyah Car Festival, the largest of its kind in the Middle East, will witness the participation of about 500 classic and rare cars owned by individuals from Saudi Arabia, GCC countries, Jordan, Lebanon, Italy and other countries, all of whom came from their countries to participate in this festival and show off their passion. The event will be attended by the most prominent owners of classic and collection cars in the world.

On the sidelines of the festival, an auction on classic and collection cars will be organized, in addition to entertainment activities for adults and children, including an exhibition of plastic art, souvenir bazaar, family and children competitions, and various entertainment activities.