UAE Discusses its Priorities at G20 Summit

Thursday, 20 February, 2020 - 06:00
Dubai - Asharq Al-Awsat

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan has chaired the first G20 Steering Committee Meeting to discuss and review the UAE’s priorities as a guest invitee for this year’s G20 Summit, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

The two-day Summit will be held on November 21 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The meeting, which took place at Expo 2020 headquarters, in the presence of a number of ministers and senior officials, saw committee members discuss the UAE’s participation in the upcoming ministerial and working group meetings that will be held in the lead up to the Summit, WAM said.

At the start of the meeting, the Foreign Minister expressed his gratitude to Saudi Arabia for inviting the UAE, the current Chair of the GCC.

During the meeting, ministers and officials discussed the UAE’s inclusive approach to G20. The approach will focus on areas such as; global health and disease eradication, sustainability and climate change mitigation, and food and water security. Ministers and officials were also introduced to the G20 process and discussed preparations for upcoming key G20 engagements included in the Sherpa and Finance Tracks, the news agency added.

Established in 1999, the G20 Summit is an annual gathering of representatives of the world’s largest economies that works to strengthen international economic cooperation.

Following Saudi Arabia’s assumption of the G20 presidency, this year’s theme was announced as ‘Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All’.

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