The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, said on Sunday that the coronavirus pandemic has not been an obstacle to the Saudi G20 presidency.
“Despite the severity of the pandemic we are currently facing, it did not create an obstacle to the continuity of the Saudi G20 presidency agenda,” Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah said on behalf of King Salman as he received the final communique of the Think 20 (T20) Engagement Group.
The Saudi G20 “presidency led international collective efforts to work and seek solutions to this crisis, as the presidency program and Engagement Groups’ meetings have continued and adapted to a new normal with courage and creativity, hoping for a better world that enjoys stability, health resilience and food security,” he said.
King Salman stressed the importance of finding solutions to strengthening financial systems in the face of global crises, supporting the recovery of capital flows in emerging markets and developing countries, facilitating global trade routes and international investment, and resorting to digital economy to recover from recession.
He expressed his gratitude for the T20 Engagement Group represented by the Chair, Sherpa, and participants from around the globe who worked collectively to propose solutions for diverse global challenges, especially in light of the current conditions.
He also extended his gratitude to King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, and King Faisal Center for research and Islamic Studies for their “remarkable work” in leading the T20 Engagement Group this year.