GG News Bureau
UNITED NATIONS 24th Sept. Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Faisal bin Farhan Al Furhan Al-Saud on Saturday called all the international community must honor the UN Charter, including the non-use of force and respect for human rights, as he addressed the UNGA high level session.
Faisal bin Farhan Al Furhan Al-Saud laid out the national vision for 2030, said it centered on promoting development for future generations and empowering women and young people by developing their creativity.
He said human rights are of utmost importance, added that Saudi Arabia has adopted laws to protect its citizens and is also working on building a better future in the Middle East.
Al Saud emphasized that the regional security requires a just solution to the Palestinian issue, allow for an independent State.
He condemned all unilateral measures that violate international law. Riyadh is assisting in efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis and finding a peaceful solution in Yemen.
Foreign Minister called for de-escalating the crisis in Sudan, and supported the withdrawal of all foreign forces in Libya on other security matters.
On Afghanistan, he said that country should not become a haven for terrorist organizations, called for regional and international aid to assist in alleviating the suffering of the Afghan people.
He said the world should “spare no effort to find a peaceful solution” ongoing war in Ukraine.
Al Saud stressed that nuclear weapons must be eliminated.
“Security and stability are not possible without cooperation and coordination between States to prevent an arms race to acquire these destructive weapons,” he stressed.
He underlined national efforts to combat terrorism and extremism and warned against a rise in Islamophobia and attacks on Muslims.
Al Saud welcomed the position adopted by the Human Rights Council on combating religious hatred.
The stability of the global energy market is a key to economic growth, he added.
Saudi Arabia is looking for the needs of consumers and producers on a global level while working with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, he noted.
He said that Riyadh is promoting climate adaptation measures and working towards reducing emissions.
Al Saud called for a gradual transfer to clean energy. The national and regional circumstances related to sustainable development must be considered.
He noted the launch of the ‘Green Saudi Arabia’ and the ‘Green Middle East’ campaigns to reduce emissions and improve the quality of life, he said Riyadh is using the circular economy approach towards carbon neutrality, having doubled its contributions to this goal. In addition, efforts are under way to promote better governance of water resources.
“We also have an ambitious policy towards the future,” he said.
He added that Saudi Arabia will host the forthcoming Expo 2030 in Riyadh.
“We’ll focus on prospects for a future focused on technology and to achieve the SDGs to promote projects with universal impact that can foster cooperation to find solutions through innovation, inclusiveness, and sustainability,” he added.