Shoura Council Speaker Leads Saudi Delegation for P20 Summit
Saudi Arabia is participating in the two-day G20 Parliamentary Speakers P20 Summit in New Delhi, India. Shoura Council Speaker Dr Abdullah Al-Sheikh is leading the Saudi delegation at the newly constructed India International Convention and Expo Center.
Dr Abdullah Al-Sheikh is also the chairman of the Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia. He led the kingdom’s delegation to the first conference of the Parliamentary Network of Non-Aligned Movement in Azerbaijan in 2022.
He is being accompanied by Hanan Al-Ahmadi, Assistant Speaker of the Shoura Council, and council members Khalid Al-Muhaisen, Abdulaziz Al-Muhanna, Reema Al-Yahya, Osama Al-Khayari, and Haifa Al-Shammari.
The two-day summit will have delegations from around the world have discussions on transforming people’s lives through public digital platforms, women-led development, accelerating sustainable development goals, and sustainable energy transition.
P20 Summit in a World Full of Conflict
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ninth session of the P20 Summit with the theme “Parliaments for One Earth, One Family, One Future. He said the summit is a Maha Kumbh of all parliamentary practices from across the world.
Highlighting the ongoing Russia–Ukraine conflict and nearly a week-old Israel-Hamas war, PM Modi said a world full of conflict and confrontation is in no one’s interest. “A divided world cannot provide solutions to the major challenges facing humanity. This is the time of peace and brotherhood, a time to move together. This is a time for growth and well-being of all.”
P20 Summit – One Earth, One Family, One Future
The Indian leader believes governments have to overcome the global trust crisis and move forward with human-centric thinking. “We have to look at the world in the spirit of One Earth, One Family, One Future.” PM Modi said the biggest strength of any nation is its people and their will power. “This summit is a medium to celebrate that.”
Modi said there can be no better medium than public participation to deal with the world’s challenges. “I have always believed that governments are formed by majority, but the country is run by consensus.” He added that the P20 forum can strengthen this sentiment.