The coronavirus pandemic has been an unprecedented shock for the world in an extraordinary year, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz said during his G20 Riyadh Summit opening remarks, which he delivered virtually on Saturday evening.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud opened the #G20RiyadhSummit with a speech on delivering significant results that will restore hope and reassurance to the people of the world. https://t.co/rFMTxMAx2S pic.twitter.com/vP0ndWXrsg— G20 Saudi Arabia (@g20org) November 21, 2020
He also called for reopening borders and economies in order to continue supporting the global economy.
The G20 countries will work to overcome the coronavirus crisis through “international cooperation,” according to Saudi Arabia’s King.
“The outcomes achieved are ample proof that the G20 is the most prominent forum for international cooperation and for tackling global crises,” he said.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman concluded his speech by saying he is confident that the G20 Leaders’ Summit this year “will deliver significant and decisive results and will lead to adopting economic and social policies that will restore hope and reassurance to the people of the world.”