International community urged to help prevent food crisis

Abdul Rahman Al-Fadli. (SPA)
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Updated 17 October 2020

International community urged to help prevent food crisis

  • He said that a serious effort was needed to avoid aggravating the food crisis and to enact laws that contributed to acquiring safe and nutritious food

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Abdul Rahman Al-Fadli has called on the international community to help deliver food to the neediest in developing countries most affected by the pandemic and its economic fallout.
Al-Fadli was speaking on the occasion of the 40th World Food Day celebrated every year on Oct. 16. He said that a serious effort was needed to avoid aggravating the food crisis and to enact laws that contributed to acquiring safe and nutritious food. This was especially important due to the exceptional difficulties created by the coronavirus. 

 


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.