Mohammed bin Rashid calls for collective effort to fight COVID-19 at G20 meeting

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai
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Dubai: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, participated in the virtual summit of the G20, held on Saturday under the presidency of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Arabia Arabia under the theme: “Realizing the Opportunities of the 21st Century for All”.

As current chair of the GCC, UAE participates in G20 summit with the aim of coordinating joint efforts and promoting global cooperation to contain COVID-19 and mitigate its humanitarian, health and economic impact on people and nations of the whole world.

The UAE is participating in the summit, alongside G20 member countries, guest heads of state and representatives of international organizations, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Council of financial stability (FSB), International Labor Organization (ILO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations (UN), World Bank Group (GBM), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Sheikh Mohammed praised Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 summit and its great efforts, under the able leadership of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, for organizing the summit in these exceptional times.

“This is a testament to Saudi Arabia’s global pioneering role and its strong support for global efforts to overcome all challenges facing the nations of the world.”

Sheikh Mohammed described the G20 as the world’s biggest platform to overcome challenges and discuss ways to use the potential of countries and governments for a better future in the world.

“Today, the world faces the same risks and humanity shares a common destiny,” he added.

Sheikh Mohammed noted that since the start of the pandemic, the UAE has sought, under the guidance of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to play an effective role in supporting global efforts to contain the virus and step up international efforts. cooperation in order to find a solution to the crisis which has wreaked havoc not only in the health sector, but also in the economic and social sectors.

“The whole world is going through a critical period, anticipating the end of this crisis. This requires collective efforts and international cooperation to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, to build strong, sustainable and inclusive growth and recovery in all sectors and to mitigate any health, economic and social impact. “

Sheikh Mohammed commended the participants of the G20 summit and their contributions to efforts to overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. He renewed the UAE’s support to the Group and its objectives of strengthening the capacities of poor countries to face the current crisis.

“The UAE looks forward to contributing to the G20 agenda and joint action to make the world a better place for future generations.”

The opening day of the summit was marked by two sessions, addressing topics of pandemic preparedness and response and building a sustainable and resilient inclusive future.

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