Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid takes part in G-20 summit. WAM
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, along with Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and a number of ministers, members of the UAE delegation, on Sunday participated in the second and last day’s sessions of the G-20 two-day-meeting.
It was held under the presidency of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under the slogan “Realising the opportunities of the 21st Century for All” in the presence of the G20’s leaders.
Sheikh Mohammed said, “This summit is an evidence of the wisdom that humanity has reached over many centuries throughout its history. This wisdom says that our interest is in the cooperation, our strength is in the solidarity and that we are all one.”
He expressed the UAE’s aspiration to welcome the G20’s leaders during the “Expo 2020-Dubai,” which is scheduled to open in October of 2021.
It will enjoy wide international participation of 190 countries, under the slogan “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” with the three subthemes of “Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability” that reflect the three pillars of the future. The major global event will be a true and unique embodiment of the overseas constructive cooperation that the G-20 seeks.
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“The COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented impact in terms of lives lost, livelihoods and economies affected, is an unparalleled shock that has revealed vulnerabilities in our preparedness and response and underscored our common challenges,” the final communique said.
Sheikh Mohammed thanked King Salman for hosting the summit, praising the efforts, which led to a high degree of efficiency, despite the exceptional global circumstance.
Sheikh Mohammed stressed the importance of the Saudi Arabia’s contribution to addressing the key issues concerned with the future of the region and the world.
He also pointed the pivotal role of Saudi Arabia led by King Salman, and the follow-up of the Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in stimulating the international efforts to overcome all challenges regionally and internationally.
He further praised the efforts of the Kingdom within its vision 2030, which is consistent with the main objectives of the G20, in terms of achieving macroeconomic stability, sustainable development, empowering women, enhanced human capital, and increasing trade and investment flows.
He also called on concerted efforts to address the current challenges facing the world, foremost of which is the COVID-19 pandemic, and exploring ways that would optimize the opportunities available for a better life through the cooperation of the G20’s leaders.
Furthermore, Sheikh Mohammed called for unifying the determinations and the wills to enable societies, especially those of the less fortunate around the world, to overcome these challenges, to continue development processes and to meet the basic requirements that guarantee the simplest forms of a decent life for the human being.
He continued, “Our common global issues such as enhancing the role of women, providing health care, climate change, providing low-cost education, food and water security issues and others, cannot be addressed without working as a one hand, a one determination and a unified international will.”
“The UAE’s stances will remain clear, steady and constant in support of all international efforts to overcome these challenges, and its orientations will remain firm towards the efforts being exerted globally to combat the current crises and avoiding future ones. The UAE is fully committed to supporting every effort aimed at achieving human interest anywhere, helping humanity to cross into a new phase full of hope in the aftermath of overcoming a pandemic,” Sheikh Mohammed added.
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