G20 Ministers Continue Momentum to Achieve SDGs at Belitung Forum

G20 Ministers Continue Momentum to Achieve SDGs at Belitung Forum

Ministers will progress discussions on strengthening post-covid recovery and driving sustainable development

H.E. Faisal F Alibrahim, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Economy and Planning, is leading a senior delegation to the island of Belitung, Indonesia, to participate in the G20 Development Ministerial Meeting scheduled today (September 8, 2022).

The high-level forum will provide a platform for G20 development ministers to reinvigorate multilateralism and renew the momentum behind the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Progress on the plans and commitments made after the first G20 Development Ministerial Meeting took place in Matera, Italy, last year will also be reviewed.

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“Saudi Arabia remains committed to advancing practical and collaborative solutions to enable developed and developing economies alike to make meaningful progress towards achieving the SDG Agenda,” His Excellency Alibrahim said ahead of the meeting.

“We must take this moment to raise the bar on our sustainable development and strengthen global systems by improving public healthcare infrastructure, enabling inclusive digital transformations and safeguarding global food and energy security."

"We must also protect the environment, invest in the energy system of today and explore greener, cleaner fuels for the future," he added.

The Kingdom’s delegation led by the Minister of Economy and Planning will demonstrate Saudi Arabia’s unwavering commitment to driving sustainable development – at home and abroad – through an agile approach to policy making across all economic, social and environmental sectors.

With less than a decade left to realize the SDGs, Alibrahim will highlight Saudi Arabia’s progress in achieving sustainable economic growth, social wellbeing and prosperity, environmental protection, and an inclusive digital transformation under Vision 2030.

The Minister will also emphasize the importance of safeguarding global energy security by ensuring access to reliable and sustainable power.

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