The Organization of Islamic Cooperation stated on Saturday that Saudi Arabia was leading efforts to restore hope among peoples of the world.
OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen said that the Kingdom has demonstrated its pioneering global role through its presidency of the G20 amid the unprecedented novel coronavirus pandemic.
He hailed the major initiatives proposed by Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, in confronting the shocking repercussions of the pandemic.
He cited their amassing of urgent resources to support the global effort to combat the outbreak and helping affected people and countries.
Saudi Arabia has become an “icon of reforms and economic and political balance in the world,” he remarked as the Kingdom hosts the G20 summit.
Othaimeen said the Kingdom has led world countries during this extraordinary year by expanding social safety networks to ease the impact of the pandemic on the people who are most vulnerable to losing their jobs.
He also hailed King Salman’s opening speech at the summit, saying he has “diagnosed” the crises ailing the world, while also recommending the necessary treatment for economic and social problems.
He also sent a message of hope to people in developing countries by offering to provide them with aid so that they can maintain their development.
King Salman kicked off the G20 Leaders Summit on Saturday, describing 2020 as an “extraordinary year” and urging the leaders of the major economies to address the vulnerabilities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and rise to the challenge together.