Saudi Arabia seeks to help in global economy recovery: Al-Turaifi
Saudi Arabia would be seeking to contribute significantly in recovery of the global economy at the G20 Summit and will be a key participating member
Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Adel Al-Turaifi stressed that the G20 Summit in China is sure to be an important and successful summit due to a great work and effort put in by the Chinese government through focusing on important issues, including innovation in industry and development.
He added that there are three main sessions in the summit in addition to a closing session regarding difficulties facing the whole world, including unemployment, poverty and combating terrorism, which are important issues for the Kingdom and China.
In a statement to Xinhua News Agency, the minister disclosed that the Kingdom would be seeking to contribute significantly in recovery of the global economy at the G20 Summit and will be a key participating member.
Al-Turaifi pointed out that the Belt and Road Initiative is considered one of the main pillars of the Kingdom Vision 2030, because China is the biggest economic partner for the Kingdom at the global level.
He added that the Kingdom seeks to transfer Chinese technology besides gaining from the Chinese experience in the field of infrastructure.
Regarding art and culture in the Kingdom, Al-Turaifi said that the Ministry of Culture and Information provided nine initiatives where three of them are chosen, including establishment of the Saudi Royal Society of Arts, Saudi Academy of Arts and the Saudi Media City.
The minister stressed that the agreements and initiatives between the Saudi and Chinese channels and newspapers enhance three things, including convergence of the Saudi and Chinese peoples, increasing rates of tourism between Kingdom and China and enhancing the understanding of the Chinese language and simultaneously allowing the Chinese society’s understanding of the Arabic language and Saudi culture.
This article first appeared in the Saudi Gazette on Sept. 2, 2016.