Riyadh: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent a message to world leaders as his country assumed the presidency of the G20 on December 1.
He said that Saudi Arabia looks forward to hosting fellow G20 Leaders and all experts and participants in Riyadh in November, stressing keenness on showcasing his country’s rich history and creating a promising future for the region and the world.
“On behalf of the Saudi people, it is my pleasure to welcome you as the kingdom assumes the 2020 G20 Presidency and announce to the world our pursuit to create a co-operative environment for the G20 to introduce policies and initiatives that will fulfill the hopes of the people of the world,” he said.
He stressed the need to collectively address the greatest challenges and propose tangible solutions for the whole world, highlighting the importance of the G20 forum over the last decade in addressing the global financial crisis, putting forward reforms fostering growth and development, and shaping collective approaches on issues requiring international co-operation.
“Today, we are facing an ever-changing global landscape that is being transformed by technological, economic, demographic and environmental changes. And in an increasingly interconnected world, where G20 countries and their people face common challenges, the need for international collaboration is more important than ever,” King Salman said, according to Saudi Gazette.