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Derasat Chairman participates in T20 Supreme Advisory Council meeting

October 20, 2020
oil and gas

Manama, Oct. 19 (BNA): Board of Trustees Chairman of Bahrain Centre for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) Dr. Shaikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa participated today in a remote meeting of the Supreme Advisory Council of the Think Group (T20), which is concerned with the G20 Leaders’ Summit that will be hosted and presided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in November.

The participants discussed during the meeting proposals regarding their perceptions of the topics that will be included on the agenda of the G20 Summit and that are centered on strengthening multilateral efforts as a more effective way to solve global problems, in addition to how to achieve global prosperity.

The T20 is an engagement group that contributes to the G20 by serving as its 'ideas bank', providing it with research-based policy recommendations, facilitating interaction between the G20 and the think-tank and research community and communicating with the broader public about issues of global importance.

The T20 produces a communique that incorporates the recommendations of the T20 task forces which is generalized on the G20 leaders to consider it and incorporate it in the concluding communique of the summit.

The Supreme Advisory Council of T20 consists of 15 members representing high-profile international personalities while the think-tanks affiliated with it comprise prominent experts and members of the international research centres.

Marking the occasion, Dr. Shaikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said the meeting is an opportunity to highlight the visions and initiatives of the Kingdom of Bahrain to promote stability and prosperity throughout the world by contributing constructively to achieving development goals and enhancing understanding on regional issues. He stressed that this participation reflects the prestigious position Derasat now occupies at the international level.

Dr. Shaikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa affirmed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 Summit will be a landmark and an important milestone thanks to the Kingdom's international weight and high standing. He pointed out that the upcoming summit will focus on the nature of the global situation and the challenges resulting from the repercussions of coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

He added the summit will also cast light on the existing economic crises, climate problems and security challenges. He called for the need to reach consensual and realistic solutions to those crises in order to guarantee a secure and prosperous life for the peoples of the world.

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