G20 summit opens as leaders urge joint response to Covid-19

SourceKhaleej Times
CountrySaudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia and the UAE on Saturday asked the world to offer a united response to tackling the coronavirus pandemic as the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, opened the Group of 20 summit. “We have a duty to rise to the challenge together during this summit and give a strong message of hope and reassurance,” King Salman said in his opening remarks.

Saudi Arabia has presided over the G20 this year and is the summit host. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who participated in the virtual G20 summit as the current chair of the GCC, said the UAE took part with the aim of coordinating joint efforts and promoting global cooperation to contain Covid-19. Sheikh Mohammed praised Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the summit and the great efforts it made under the wise leadership of King Salman. Sheikh Mohammed described the G20 as the world’s largest platform to overcome challenges and to discuss ways to utilise countries and governments’ potential for a better future to the world. “Today, the world is facing ...read more...