Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 27 September 2020

Saudi King and Trump discuss G20, Covid-19 and peace in Middle East

King Salman and US President also exchange views on G20's efforts to ease the Covid-19 fallout

US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's King Salman discussed Palestine during a phone call on Sunday. AP
US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's King Salman discussed Palestine during a phone call on Sunday. AP

Saudi King Salman held a phone call on Sunday with US President Donald Trump.

The two leaders discussed the work of the G20 chaired by Saudi Arabia this year and the efforts it made to protect lives and livelihoods to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 pandemic.

They reviewed the most prominent policies that have been agreed on to reduce the negative aspects of the pandemic on people and the global economy.

King Salman affirmed that Saudi Arabia's G20 presidency will continue to support and co-ordinate the group's efforts to confront the effects of Covid-19 on the human and economic levels.

He expressed the kingdom's appreciation for the efforts made by the US to establish peace in the region.

King Salman reaffirmed Saudi Arabia's keenness to reach a lasting and just solution to the Palestinian cause to bring peace, which is the main starting point for the kingdom's efforts and the Arab Peace Initiative

Updated: September 7, 2020 08:24 AM

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