A joint Saudi-Caribbean statement, issued at the end of a bilateral summit in Riyadh on Thursday, underlined mutual interests and friendly relations, based on their common vision and the values contained in the United Nations Charter.
The statement stressed the importance of concerted efforts to promote peace, security, stability and prosperity, through mutual respect and cooperation between countries and regions, with the aim to achieve sustainable development and progress and maintain the rules-based international order based on commitment to international law and the Charter of the United Nations.
The statement concluded by a commitment to hold further consultations and discuss ways of cooperation in specific areas, including education, health, maritime cooperation, communication, logistics, food security, energy security, tourism and economics, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals.
Moreover, the statement stressed the support and endorsement of Saudi Arabia’s bid to host the Expo 2030 exhibition in Riyadh.
The Saudi and Caribbean sides pointed to cooperation in the field of developing circular agriculture, promoting sustainable food production, optimizing the management of water resources, enhancing trade and investment opportunities in the food and agricultural industries, encouraging the exchange of information and exchanging experiences, research, modern technologies and best practices.
The statement reiterated the importance of working together to confront the global challenges related to climate change, and the commitment to make all efforts to achieve the ambitious goals of reducing emissions and adopting renewable energy production and clean technologies.
The statement welcomed the Green Middle East initiative, and Saudi Arabia’s announcement of allocating $2.5 billion to support its projects and governance. It also stressed support for the Kingdom’s establishment of an international water organization, headquartered in Riyadh, and the call for more decisive global action.