Saudi Arabia’s King Salman: G20 sends global message of hope and reassurance

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman: G20 sends global message of hope and reassurance
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman delivers his final remarks at the 15th annual G20 Leaders' Summit in Riyadh on November 22, 2020. (@g20org)
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Updated 24 November 2020

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman: G20 sends global message of hope and reassurance

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman: G20 sends global message of hope and reassurance
  • King Salman handed over the G20 presidency to Italy, which will chair next year’s summit
  • The king said that G20 countries have upheld their commitment to working together to confront the pandemic

LONDON: G20 countries have succeeded in sending a message of hope and reassurance to their citizens and the global community, King Salman said on Sunday.
In his closing remarks at the end of the two-day summit hosted virtually in Riyadh due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the king announced that the members of the 20 largest economies of the world had adopted the final communique. 
“We have succeeded in sending out a message of hope and reassurance to our citizens and all people around the world through the final communique of this leaders’ summit,” the king said.
The king said that G20 countries have upheld their commitment to working together to confront the COVID-19 pandemic and to safeguard lives and livelihoods.  
“We have adopted important policies that will achieve recovery all the way to an economy that is resilient, sustainable, inclusive, and balanced,” King Salman said.

“These policies will also maintain the momentum to make the global trade system work for all, and create the conditions to achieve sustainable growth.”
The king said G20 countries will work on laying the foundations to achieve opportunities for all through empowering people, safeguarding the planet and shaping new frontiers. 
“Our joint and individual actions will be critical in overcoming the immediate global challenge we are facing,” King Salman said.

King Salman said that although it was the first time that Saudi Arabia had held the presidency, the Kingdom was able “to rise to the challenge” amid the pandemic with the support of member countries. 
“Due to its unique stature regionally and internationally…the Kingdom will continue to play a key role within the G20 to achieve global cooperation and find solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges,” the king said. 
The king handed over the G20 presidency to Italy, which will chair next year’s summit.


Saudi FM: Kingdom committed to resolving regional tensions

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Saudi FM: Kingdom committed to resolving regional tensions

Saudi FM: Kingdom committed to resolving regional tensions

Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said that Saudi Arabia was committed to the “diplomatic resolution of regional tensions,” during the IISS Manama Dialogue on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia – along with the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt – severed diplomatic ties with Doha in June 2017. They accused Qatar of supporting regional extremist organizations and terrorist groups, and want the country to change its policies as a condition for dialogue.

Saudi Arabia continues its commitment to “maintaining multilateral frameworks to tackle the challenges we face today,” the prince said during the dialogue discussions taking place in Bahrain.

 

In addressing regional security and stability, the minister also highlighted the Palestinian-Israel issue and the need to reach a deal.

“For Saudi, it is critical to get the Israelis and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table. That is the only way to bring about lasting regional peace,” he said.