The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – may God protect him – headed the Kingdom’s delegation to the the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) via video communication. He delivered a speech in the first session entitled “Global Economy and Health” in which he emphasized that “the conditions of the pandemic required that the Group of Twenty play its pivotal role in confronting it.
King Salman added: “Now, after more than twenty months, the global economy is still suffering from its consequences. Despite the recovery journey that began in some economies, low-income countries are facing difficulty in obtaining and distributing vaccines, and hence the importance of the role of the Group of Twenty in promoting Cooperation and assistance in obtaining vaccinations.
“In terms of the Kingdom’s response to the pandemic, the measures we have implemented since the outbreak have served to alleviate the disease’s health, economic, and social repercussions, as well as hastened recovery.”
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman stated that the Kingdom shares the world’s concern about climate change’s problems and economic and social consequences. By encouraging greater research and development, the Kingdom will continue to play a pioneering role in delivering sustainable energy to the rest of the globe. The Kingdom continues to play a leading role in the recovery of the economy and health from global crises, as well as in establishing a balance to achieve security and stability.
His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, as well as Minister of State and Cabinet Member Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Minister of State and Cabinet Member Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Minister of Economy and Planning Faisal bin Fadel Al-Ibrahim, and Assistant Special Secretary to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Tamim bin Abdulaziz Al-Salem