Saudi Arabia confirms its efforts to make the “G20 Summit” a success
Renewed her condemnation of the terrorist stabbing operation in the suburbs of Paris
Tuesday – 4 Rabi ‘Al-Awal 1442 AH – 20 October 2020 CE
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz presiding over the Cabinet session via video call (SPA)
NEOM: “Middle East Online”
Today (Tuesday) Saudi Arabia reaffirmed its endeavor, through its presidency of the G20 countries, to cooperate with member states to achieve success at the leaders’ summit that will be held hypothetically in November.
This came during a session of the Council of Ministers, through visual communication, headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, in which he briefed the Council on the content of the message he received from the Emir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawwaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and what it contained in terms of a review of the strong fraternal relations between the two countries The two brothers.
The council commended the issuance of the royal decree to form the Shura Council, wishing the members success in performing their tasks to serve the comprehensive development process that the country is witnessing, appreciating what was included in the speech of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques at the conclusion of the activities of the Youth Communication Group (Y20), from the keenness of the Saudi Presidency of the Group of Twenty, and exceptional attention Which is given by leaders to discuss policies related to youth, their education and their work, address the challenges facing them and protect their jobs, especially in light of the circumstances of the Corona pandemic.
The Council addressed the results of the final statement of finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Twenty countries, confirming that the signs of recovery evident in global economic activity following the gradual opening of the economy following the pandemic have begun to bear fruit, and the determination to continue to use all available policy tools as necessary to protect lives. And jobs, livelihoods, supporting the global economic recovery, improving the robustness of the financial system, while preventing negative risks, and achieving strong, balanced and comprehensive growth to ensure the ability to respond immediately to developments in health and economic conditions and sustainable recovery, in addition to moving forward with agreed commitments, while taking joint actions To enhance cooperation and frameworks at the international level.
The Council reviewed the results of the strategic dialogue meetings between Saudi Arabia and the United States, and discussed strategic issues aimed at continuing and strengthening partnership and cooperation between them in a number of areas, including combating extremism and terrorism, and confronting Iran’s destabilizing and threatening behavior in the Middle East and disrupting global trade. He also touched on the Seventh Religious Values Forum of the G20 Summit held under the presidency of the Kingdom and with the participation of about 500 personalities from 45 countries, and the importance of confronting hate speech and spreading the values of tolerance and cooperation and rejecting violence and racism in various human societies, and affirming the necessity for the concerted efforts of governmental and national religious institutions. And international organizations to confront the discourse of extremism, racism and the phenomenon of Islamophobia, and work to instill the values of moderation and tolerance in the culture of societies and their systems.
The Cabinet continued the start of the second phase of the gradual return to performing Umrah and prayer in the honorable kindergarten in the Prophet’s Mosque, for citizens and residents from inside Saudi Arabia, according to the specific arrangements subject to continuous evaluation according to the developments of the pandemic, in order to provide the utmost care and maintain their health and safety. And be aware of the latest reports and developments on the Corona pandemic locally and internationally, with its preventive and curative aspects, the positive trends recorded in Saudi Arabia in the curves, and the Kingdom’s contributions regarding clinical research and studies on the virus, and it ranked twenty-fifth globally and second in the Middle East and first in the Arab world Issuing scientific papers related to that.
The Council reiterated Saudi Arabia’s condemnation and strong condemnation of the terrorist stabbing operation that took place in the suburbs of the French capital, and claimed the life of a French citizen, expressing Riyadh’s solidarity with Paris as a result of this heinous crime, and affirming its position rejecting violence, extremism and terrorism in all its forms, images and motives, and its call to respect religious symbols and to avoid provoking The hatred.
The Council agreed to establish diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Tonga at the level of a “non-resident ambassador”, and to authorize the foreign minister or his representative to sign the necessary draft protocol for that. The Minister of Transport authorized the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Civil Aviation Authority or his representative to sign a draft agreement with Guatemala in the field of air transport services. He also agreed to renew the membership of Dr. Ahmed Al-Sheikh, Dr. Muhammad Al-Dabbagh, who are of specialization and scientific and professional standing, and Dr. Saad Al-Mubayed, representing the private sector, on the board of directors of the Geospatial Survey and Information Authority, as well as amending the Council’s decision regarding arrangements for children of Saudi citizenship from non-Saudi, and organizing The National Center for the Prevention and Control of Plant Pests and Animal Diseases, and the addition of a representative from the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action to the membership of the Secondment and Work Committee at regional and international organizations and bodies, and promotions and transfers for the fifteenth and fourteenth ranks, and two appointments to the position of “ambassador.”
The Council of Ministers also reviewed a number of general topics on its agenda, including annual reports by the Geological Survey, the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs, and the Entertainment Authority, and it has taken the necessary actions regarding them.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
the king Salman
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