The UAE will participate in today’s G20 summit chaired by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz “in the spirit of global solidarity,” Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said on Twitter.
The Crown Prince echoed a statement posted by King Salman Wednesday night calling for global unity in finding a response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Group of 20 major economies are holding an extraordinary virtual meeting later today chaired by King Salman.
“We face an unprecedented challenge in COVID-19, and the people of the world anticipate this meeting to result in effective international measures,” the Crown Prince said.
In the spirit of global solidarity, the UAE takes part in today's G20 summit chaired by the His Majesty King Salman of Saudi Arabia. We face an unprecedented challenge in COVID-19, and the people of the world anticipate this meeting to result in effective international measures.— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) March 26, 2020
United States and Saudi Arabia
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the global response to the coronavirus pandemic and the need for Riyadh to reassure energy and financial markets, according to a statement.
“Secretary Pompeo and the Crown Prince expressed their deep concern over COVID-19 and the need for all countries to work together to contain the pandemic. Secretary Pompeo and the Crown Prince focused on the need to maintain stability in global energy markets amid the worldwide response,” State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said.
“The Secretary stressed that as a leader of the G20 and an important energy leader, Saudi Arabia has a real opportunity to rise to the occasion and reassure global energy and financial markets when the world faces serious economic uncertainty,” she added.re banned and violators will be confronted legally.”
Ortagus also said Pompeo thanked the Crown Prince for Saudi Arabia’s “continued partnership in the face of the Iranian regime’s destabilizing regional behavior.”