NEW YORK, 12th May, 2016 (WAM) — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia confirmed the continuation of its policy through cooperation with everyone to achieve international peace and security, peaceful settlement of disputes, and intention to work with international organisations and member states that believe in collective action to achieve what is good for all of humanity.

According to the Saudi Arabian news agency, SPA, in the Kingdom’s speech yesterday at the United Nations General Assembly, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Adviser, Saad bin Abdullah Al-Saad, said, “We have celebrated the completion of 70 years since the signing of the Charter of the United Nations, and the achievement this year of significant accomplishments such as the adoption of sustainable development goals for 2030 and the climate Convention. However, the world still looks forward to the United Nations’ effective contribution to the achievement of international peace and security by working on the implementation of the resolutions issued by the United Nations in this regard and the development of its structures and the reform of the Security Council.”

During the United Nations’ high-level debate session entitled, “Security and international peace in a world of risk: a new commitment towards peace”, he said that the United Nations is facing real challenges affecting our world directly. “There are challenges to achieve sustainable development goals, where the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia plays a major role in providing diversified financial aid to developing countries and those in emergency crises and is considered as one of the largest donors of aid in the world in recent years,” he said, adding that the total assistance provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to developing countries between 1973 and 2014 is estimated at more than US$ 115 billion.

Al-Saad continued, “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will spare no effort in working with international organisations and member states that believe in collective action to achieve all the good for the mankind, and it will continue to play its humanitarian, political and economic role with the sense of responsibility, humanitarian and social support, moderation and keenness on justice, concepts that were and remain the fixed axis for the Kingdom’s international action. We look forward to achieving and implementing the goals of sustainable development plan for 2030 and the completion of all the benefit and welfare for our world and all humanity.”

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