Saudi Gazette report
COLOMBO — Deputy Minister of International Affairs Eng. Waleed Al-Khuraiji pledged Saudi Arabia’s help for all of the efforts of the Indian Ocean Rim Affiliation (IORA) to confront the challenges confronted by maritime security and world commerce in addition to to make sure safety at no cost world navigation. “These objectives might be achieved by making the most of the nice potential out there by means of regional interconnection, with a give attention to empowering youth and defending the way forward for the planet Earth,” he stated.
Al-Khuraiji made these remarks in his speech, delivered on behalf of Minister of International Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan, on the twenty third Council of Ministers’ Assembly of IORA in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Wednesday. The deputy minister expressed the Kingdom’s aspiration for extra cooperation and work with the IORA international locations as a dialogue associate, in a fashion in keeping with reaching the widespread pursuits of nations and peoples.
Al-Khuraiji confused that the Kingdom’s Imaginative and prescient 2030 works to realize complete sustainable growth objectives. “On this context, the Kingdom’s overseas coverage begins to advance the wheel of regional and worldwide growth,” he stated whereas highlighting the significance of the participation of IORA members in selling stability, financial range and prosperity inside and amongst their international locations.
The deputy minister stated that the Kingdom aspires to proceed constructing joint coordination in numerous fields to beat widespread challenges and reap the benefits of the alternatives offered by the partnership between the Kingdom and the international locations bordering the Indian Ocean.
Al-Khuraiji stated that the Kingdom is absolutely conscious of the challenges posed by local weather and environmental change, and that it’s dedicated to working with member states to change info, construct experience, develop efficient strategies that can defend coral reefs, biodiversity, and the marine atmosphere, and supply future generations with alternatives and sustainable growth.
The IORA ministerial assembly, which concluded on Wednesday, mentioned six precedence matters reminiscent of commerce and funding, maritime security and safety, fisheries administration, catastrophe danger administration, girls’s empowerment, and blue financial system. The assembly was attended by Saudi Ambassador to Sri Lanka Khalid Al-Qahtani.