Arab coalition supports Yemeni government acceptance of UN call for cease-fire

Arab coalition spokesperson, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, said the coalition supports the efforts and calls of the UN. (File/AFP)
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Updated 26 March 2020

Arab coalition supports Yemeni government acceptance of UN call for cease-fire

  • UN called on warring parties to do everything possible to counter potential coronavirus outbreak

RIYADH: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the internationally recognized government in Yemen said on Wednesday it supports the Yemeni government decision to accept the UN’s call for a cease-fire to combat the the spread of coronavirus.
Spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the coalition supports the efforts of UN Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths for a cease-fire and deescalation.
He said the coalition is also supporting the UN in “alleviating the suffering of the Yemeni people and working earnestly to confront the threats of the coronavirus pandemic and on outbreak prevention.”
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for a cease-fire in Yemen to help tackle Covid-19.


G20 discusses long-term vision for the digital economy

Updated 05 June 2020

G20 discusses long-term vision for the digital economy

  • Members from G20 countries, guest countries, international and regional organizations met virtually

RIYADH: The G20 Digital Economy Taskforce (DETF) held consecutive virtual meetings on June 3 to June 4 to discuss a comprehensive approach to digital economy policymaking and the future of digitalization.

Members from G20 countries, guest countries, international and regional organizations, addressed the relevance of digitalization in maintaining business operations following the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Data Flows, Smart Cities, Digital Economy measurement and Digital Security were also on the agenda as well as the Connecting Humanity 2030 initiative.

Delegates also discussed digitalization in the context of the current crisis with a long-term vision for the best use of digital tools to build economic resiliency and promote job retention.

Prior to the DETF meeting, on June 1, the Dialogue on Trustworthy AI in Pandemic Response brought together experts from both the public and private sectors, and academia to explore the optimal role of government in Artificial Intelligence.

The potential use of the technology in diverse sectors was raised, along with how AI can be an efficient tool in pandemic responses. The Dialogue also examined the G20’s role in policy discussions and the long-term inclusion of AI on the G20 agenda.

G20 Digital Economy Ministers will review and continue the work of the Taskforce at their meeting on July 22-23.