Author: Arab NewsID: 1540325579385391400Tue, 2018-10-23 23:11
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has affirmed its full cooperation with the United Nations and international community to achieve all that is good for humanity, security and stability, and development.
Saudi Arabia will continue to play its humanitarian, political and economic role as part of its responsibility toward the international community, said Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al-Qadi, chairman of the second committee of Saudi Arabias permanent mission to the UN.
He also noted that Saudi Arabia will also keep supporting the implementation of the Kingdoms 2030 Sustainable Development Plan goals, and the well-being of the world.
The statements were made during the general debate on the item of operational activities for development, as part of the work of the Economic and Financial Committee (II), at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Reiterating the statement made by Egypt on behalf of the Group of 77 and China, on international efforts to achieve the goals of sustainable development.
Al-Qadi said they are concerned about the decline in core contributions to these funds, resulting in a deficit that spread negative effects on the achievement of sustainable development goals.
He added that Saudi Arabia attaches great importance to development issues and supports development cooperation efforts among developing countries, particularly in the Arab region.
The Kingdom focuses on international cooperation which enhance the national capacities of countries and supports their efforts to overcome challenges facing their governments and peoples, in all fields of development, he stated, in economic, environmental, health, social, technical and other aspects, he stressed.
He spoke of the Kingdoms initiative to exempt the debt of the least developed countries, by waiving more than $6 billion of debt poor countries owed to the Kingdom, which is one of the worlds most heavily subsidizing countries.