UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (WAM Image)
Dubai (UNA-OIC) – UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, prime minister and ruler of Dubai, participated in the concluding session of the G20 Riyadh Summit, organized virtually by Saudi Arabia under the patronage of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.
The UAE delegation that took part in the virtual G20 Riyadh Summit, held under the theme “Realizing the Opportunities of the 21st Century for All”, included Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and a number of ministers.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid thanked King Salman and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for hosting an exceptional virtual summit. He highlighted Saudi Arabia’s key role in promoting international efforts to find solutions to major global challenges.
The UAE Vice President praised Saudi Arabia’s efforts under the leadership of King Salman and the follow-up of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to implement the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which is aligned with the G20’s main goals of achieving macroeconomic stability, sustainable development, the empowerment of women, supporting human capital and facilitating trade and investment flows.
During his participation, Sheikh Mohammed stressed the importance of discussing collective global action to address the current challenges facing the world, notably the COVID-19 pandemic. He also noted the significance of exploring ways to boost cooperation between G20 member states for the betterment of humanity by accelerating development opportunities in the post-pandemic phase.
“Cooperation is an existential necessity for humankind because we share the same destiny,” Sheikh Mohammed affirmed, adding that common global issues such as climate change, low-cost education and food and water security to name a few, must be addressed by the global community with steadfast determination.
The UAE Vice President stressed that his country continues to have a clear and consistent position on global cooperation and will support all international efforts to overcome challenges faced by the world. He underscored the UAE’s full commitment to supporting all endeavors to promote the welfare of humankind, especially efforts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic that has hindered the course of global development.
Sheikh Mohammed hoped to welcome the leaders of the G20 at Expo 2020 in Dubai, which is scheduled to open in October next year. “The UAE is looking forward to welcoming you next year to Expo 2020, which will see the participation of more than 190 countries.”