Saudi minister Adel Al-Jubeir meets foreign ambassadors

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir meets Indian Ambassador Dr. Ausaf Sayeed in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
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Updated 14 September 2020

Saudi minister Adel Al-Jubeir meets foreign ambassadors

  • Al-Jubeir met the ambassador of Germany to the Kingdom, Jorg Ranau

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir received the ambassador of India to the Kingdom, Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, in his office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh on Sunday.
During the meeting, they discussed relations between the two countries and ways to enhance them, as well as issues of common interest.
Al-Jubeir also met the ambassador of Germany to the Kingdom, Jorg Ranau. They discussed relations between the two countries and the latest regional and international developments.
Earlier, Al-Jubeir made phone calls to the minister of foreign affairs of Ecuador, Luis Gallegos; and the minister of foreign affairs of Solomon Islands, Jeremiah Manele.
During the phone conversation, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, means of enhancing them and issues of common interest.


King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, right, receives the closing statement of the S20 group from its chair Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares. (SPA)
Updated 29 September 2020

King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

  • The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state

On behalf of King Salman, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday received the closing statement of the Science Group Summit (S20) from the group’s chair, Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares, who is also the president of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, after a virtual meeting.
Several scientific organizations from the G20 countries took part in the meeting, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia. The S20 group focuses on future health, a circular economy and the digital revolution. The meeting stressed the importance of making decisions based on scientific facts supported by data.
The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state. More than 180 scholars participated in drafting the recommendation. They called for increasing the level of preparedness in the wake of a pandemic. They also recommended consolidating advanced treatment and precision medical research with a particular focus on keeping the costs affordable and treatments accessible to all.
The group also stressed the need to devise policies to face challenges arising from demographic shifts. One of the recommendations includes development of an integrated approach to the extraction of natural resources.
They also urged the relevant authorities to consolidate recycling systems to curb carbon emissions.