Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning Faisal bin Fadel Al-Ibrahim has announced that Saudi Vision 2030 was highly consistent with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), revealing that the Kingdom contributed more than $87 billion in international aid to combat poverty and advance development.
The minister was speaking during his participation in the 2023 SDG Summit, in New York.
This year’s SDG Summit is the second since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in 2015, and aims to accelerate progress towards achieving the 17 sustainable development goals within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Al-Ibrahim stressed that Saudi Arabia has become an international investment power, and plays an important role in mobilizing resources to achieve sustainable growth.
Highlighting the recently launched Global Water Organization, the minister said: “It is a monumental step that champions international innovation and it is a call to action for nations worldwide to come together.”
In this context, the minister said that the Kingdom has contributed more than $87 billion in international aid to combat poverty and advance development.
He added that the National Transformation Program, one of the Vision 2030 initiatives, led by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was strongly consistent with the UN goals of sustainable development.
Leaders of the UN member-states, as well as ministers, and representatives of international organizations, the private sector and civil society participated in the summit, which is chaired by the President of the United Nations General Assembly.
Meanwhile, Al-Ibrahim met with the Swedish Minister of International Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Johan Forssell, with whom he discussed bilateral economic and investment relations, and a number of issues of common interest, including the need to intensify international cooperation to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs.