Kingdom: Any proposal related to climate change must be addressed within the framework of the UN and Paris agreements

Based on the directives of the Keeper of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister – may God protect them – the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia participated in the international conference in support of Pakistan which took place today in Geneva, affirming for his solidarity and the stance of the people and the government of the brotherly Republic of Pakistan, in the face of the floods and the consequent loss of human lives and damage to property and Disasters resulting from the effects of climate change are plagued by countries in via development factors that contribute least to its occurrence, which calls for emphasizing the importance of countries assuming their responsibilities in compliance with the principles, mechanisms and commitments agreed in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement, and the Kingdom confirms in this context that any proposal relating to climate change must be addressed within the framework of the aforementioned agreements.

He urged the international community to help finance reconstruction in affected areas in the Republic of Pakistan, underlining the Kingdom’s willingness to stand by Pakistan and its brotherly people from the onset of this humanitarian disaster, based on the principles and close ties of brotherhood binding our peoples and governments at all levels and fields.

He referred to the Kingdom’s humanitarian and relief efforts through the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action, and its launch of an airlift to send urgent humanitarian aid to the Pakistani people, as well as ground convoys of relief trucks, and also launched a grassroots campaign to provide relief to those affected by the floods in Pakistan, exceeding total donations so far in this campaign of 153 million riyals, based on the relief and humanitarian values ​​of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its efforts to alleviate the suffering of people affected by the crisis and reach out to the brotherly people of Pakistan.

He explained that this is in addition to the Kingdom’s historic economic and development support for Pakistan, which is deposits, loans and major development projects, the latest of which is the extension of the duration of the deposit provided to the Central Bank of the Pakistan of 3 billion dollars, in addition to other development projects that have been implemented by the Saudi Fund for Development, as direct Keeper of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – may God protect him – investing a billion dollars in the fraternal Republic of Pakistan, as an affirmation of the Kingdom’s position in support of the economic development of the Republic of Pakistan and its fraternal people.

He added that the Kingdom’s efforts are not limited to the official and popular levels in helping the Pakistani people and government during this crisis, but rather extend to the implementation of qualitative humanitarian and development projects that achieve the desired effect, in particularly voluntary medical campaigns which are carried out by advanced national cadres of specialists in delicate fields, and this comes to activate the role of Volunteers in the fields of humanitarian work.