G-20 Summit: King Salman for a robust, sustainable growth.

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RIYADH (KSA), Nov 21 (APP): Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud on Saturday urged G-20 countries for continued efforts in laying foundations of robust, sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

In his inaugural address to the summit the King highlighted the need to promote and access for equal opportunity for all, particularly women and youth in order to enhance their roles in the society.

He underlined the need of creating the job market through education, training, supporting entrepreneurship, strengthening financial inclusion and bridging the digital gaps among individuals.

He said we also need to create the conditions for a more sustainable economy and added we have advocated the Circular Carbon Economy as an effective approach for achieving our climate goals and ensuring cleaner, more sustainable, and affordable energy systems.

Talking on environmental issues he said preserving and conserving our environment was quality important and suggested member states to advocate the need to combat land degradation and conserve coral reefs and biodiversity to send a strong signal about our commitment to safeguard our planet.

He further said trade is a key driver of economic recovery, we have adopted the Riyadh Initiative on the Future of the WTO, with the aim of making the multilateral trading system more capable to face any present or future challenges.

Expressing his confidence that the Riyadh Summit would deliver significant and decisive results and would lead to adopting economic and social policies to restore hope and reassurance to the people of the world.