RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Indonesia on Tuesday morning to attend the G20 summit, where leaders will discuss a variety of global issues, including the Ukraine conflict, the global economic downturn, and food security, among others.
The Saudi delegation was met at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport by Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo called for unity at the G20 summit in 2022, saying the group must not allow the world to descend into another cold war and that conflict must end.
It would be difficult for the world to move forward if the war did not end, he said in his opening speech to the summit, without directly referring to the conflict in Ukraine.
On the sidelines of the summit in Indonesia, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The two leaders talked about bilateral ties, regional and international developments, and cross-sector cooperation.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Director General Kristalina Georgieva to review bilateral relations and discuss areas of mutual interest between the Kingdom and the monetary fund.
On Tuesday, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak met with Saudi King Salman at the G20 summit.
The two expressed their concern about threats to Middle Eastern peace and security, as well as Iran’s “destabilizing activity” in the region.
Sunak also expressed hope that the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia can continue to collaborate to stabilize energy markets.
On the sidelines of the Bali summit, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The G20 summit will be held in Bali on November 15 and 16, capping off Indonesia’s presidency of the world’s largest economies and more than 200 working group meetings and side events held throughout the year.
World leaders will meet to discuss key issues affecting global market stability, with discussions likely to be influenced by tensions over Ukraine’s war and its economic fallout.
Source: Arab News