Saudi Cabinet Welcomes Kingdom’s Hosting of 2020 G20 Summit

Saudi Cabinet Welcomes Kingdom’s Hosting of 2020 G20 Summit

Tuesday, 4 December, 2018 - 12:45
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs a cabinet session in Riyadh. (SPA)
Asharq Al-Awsat
The Saudi cabinet welcomed on Tuesday the Kingdom's announcement that it will host the 2020 G20 summit.

The cabinet met in Riyadh under the chairmanship of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

Saudi Arabia has also joined the troika of Argentina, the last G20 host, and Japan, the 2019 host.

The cabinet hailed the closing of statement of last week’s G20 summit that was held in Buenos Aires.

The gatherers had focused on supporting sustainable development and achieving their goals by 2030. They also stressed the need to implement all articles of the Paris climate change pact.

The government also hailed Saudi Arabia’s participation in the summit through a delegation headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.

The ministers lauded his meetings with world leaders and senior officials on the sidelines of the G20, which they said bolstered the Kingdom’s leading role on the regional and international levels and reflected its influential role on the global economy.

They then reviewed Prince Mohammed’s recent tour of Arab countries that saw him visit the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Tunisia, Mauritania and Algeria.

Throughout his tour, he held talks with the leaders of these nations on bilateral ties and ways of bolstering them. They also discussed international developments and the Kingdom’s stances on them.

He concluded his tour on Monday.

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