Arab News – Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir has stressed the importance of boosting South-South cooperation in order to ensure peaceful and balanced relations among countries.
Al-Jubeir was speaking at a roundtable on South-South cooperation at the UN headquarters in New York.
Al-Jubeir conveyed the greetings of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to leaders of participating countries, and his sincere wishes for continuous cooperation and success, and thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for hosting this important international panel.
“Political, economic and social changes require serious cooperation in order to find appropriate means of enhancing peaceful and balanced relations between countries, based on respect of international law and guarantees of justice and mutual trust,” he said.
“This meeting brings together nations rich with ethnic and cultural diversity, and that possess tremendous natural and human resources, as well as rich cultural treasures that contributed to the formation of the global cultural heritage over thousands of years,” he added.
Al-Jubeir confirmed that Saudi Arabia is one of the top 10 donors of developmental assistance in the world, having contributed more than $115 billion over the past four decades, which benefited more than 90 countries around the world.
He said such contributions reflect the Kingdom’s desire to promote development around the world, and said he hoped the meeting would help foster greater dialogue and cooperation to achieve desired goals.
Participants in the meeting included the leaders of China, Egypt, Bangladesh and Russia, ministers from a number of other countries, and international organizations and humanitarian agencies.