“The foreign policy of the Kingdom gives utter priority to entrenching peace, security and stability and to supporting dialogue and peaceful solutions,” King Salman mentioned in a pre-recorded message.
He mentioned Saudi Arabia additionally desires “to set up conditions conducive for development and ones that achieve the aspirations of peoples for a better future in the Middle East.”
King Salman was one of many audio system on the second day of the high-level week of the General Assembly. After being held just about final yr due the coronavirus pandemic, this yr’s gathering will characteristic “hybrid” actions that can embrace leaders in individual together with digital individuals.
The King promised that Saudi Arabia will stay a high worldwide donor, regardless of the nation’s financial troubles. He mentioned that $800 million in donations had been already serving to poor nations combat COVID-19.
“Despite our economic difficulties, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to be committed to its developmental and humanitarian role in assisting the most needy states and the most affected states to confront national natural catastrophes and humanitarian crises,” he mentioned.
According to him, Saudi Arabia ranks because the Arab world’s high donor and that it’s third globally.
Iran nuclear subject
The Head of State assured that, from Iraq to Syria and Libya, his nation will work in direction of peaceable options to issues. He additionally highlighted the state of affairs in Iran, including that he helps efforts to stop the nation from acquiring nuclear weapons.
“The Kingdom insists on the importance of keeping the Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction. On this basis, we support international efforts aiming at preventing Iran from having nuclear weapons,” he mentioned.
As world leaders put together to renew talks with Tehran to reinstate a 2015 nuclear pact, King Salman expressed the hope that the “initial talks will lead to concrete results to build confidence.”
He additionally addressed the specter of extremism within the area, stressing that Saudi Arabia “continues to combat extremist pondering constructed on hatred, and preserving in verify terrorist organizations and sectarian militias that destroy humanity and nations.”
Peace in Yemen
Turning to the battle in Yemen, he mentioned Houthi rebels hold rejecting the initiatives supplied by way of the United Nations to peacefully resolve the battle.
“The peace initiative in Yemen, tabled by the Kingdom last March, sought to end the bloodshed and conflict. It ought to put an end to the suffering of the brotherly Yemeni people,” the King argued.
“Unfortunately, the terrorist Houthi militias reject peaceful solutions. They have placed their bets on a military option to take over more territory in Yemen,” he added.