Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, affirmed on Saturday in his speech at the summit of leaders of the G20 countries held in Rome, that Saudi Arabia continues in its leading role in resolving world crises.
King Salman added, via video call, that poor countries are facing difficulties in obtaining Corona vaccines, indicating that unprecedented measures have been taken to confront the repercussions of the pandemic.
King Salman also added, “We share the world’s concern about climate change and its economic repercussions.”
‘Pandemic Separated Us’
For his part, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi stressed, at the opening of the summit of the leaders of the Group of Twenty countries (G20) in the Italian capital, Rome, today, Saturday, that “the pandemic has divided us”, and has reinforced the importance of solidarity and strengthening cooperation in the fields of vaccination, and strengthening capabilities locally and internationally.
The leaders who took a memorial photo discussed issues ranging from combating the Covid-19 epidemic to reviving the global economy, especially climate issues. But it is not known if they will be able to send a positive message ahead of COP26 in Glasgow.
On the summit, the agenda are issues of climate change, economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19, and the global minimum corporate tax rate.
The opening session focused on health and the economy, with a sideline meeting for key leaders to discuss the next steps on Iran’s nuclear program.