BALI, Indonesia: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stressed the Kingdom’s support to boosting the global economy and contribution to G20 outcomes as he departed Indonesia on Wednesday following his participation in the international summit.
In a cable of thanks to Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, Prince Mohammed bin Salman praised the positive outcomes reached at the G20 Summit.
“We hope to greatly contribute to supporting cooperation among G20 countries and boosting the rates of global economic growth,” he said in his statement posted on the state news agency (SPA).
He congratulated Indonesia’s president on the summit’s success and thanked him for his “warm reception and generous hospitality.”
“I wish Your Excellency good health and happiness, and for the Indonesian people further progress and prosperity,” he added.
The crown prince was seen off at the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali by Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Pandjaitan, Saudi Ambassador to Indonesia Essam bin Abed Al-Thaqafi, and several officials, according to SPA.
Members of the G20 leading economies ended the summit Wednesday with a declaration of firm condemnation of the war in Ukraine and a warning that the conflict is making an already delicate world economy worse.
The conflict in Ukraine loomed large over the two-day summit held on the tropical island of Bali in Indonesia.
The summit’s closing statement was noteworthy as world leaders managed to highlight a denunciation of the war despite the divisions among the group, which includes not only Russia but also countries such as China and India that have significant trade ties with Moscow and have stopped short of outright criticism of the war.
The final G20 statement expressed deep concern on a range of issues, including food and energy crises made worse by the war in Ukraine.
Leaders said that amid food shortages and rising prices they’d take “urgent actions to save lives, prevent hunger and malnutrition, particularly to address the vulnerabilities of developing countries.”