The G20 Agriculture Ministers' meeting ended on Sunday in Niigata, Japan, on agricultural issues including sustainable agriculture and technologies, to strengthen the role of agriculture in meeting sustainable development goals, reducing food loss and waste, promoting investment and transparency in agricultural markets, as well as controlling antimicrobial resistance.
HE Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley, Saudi Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, chaired a session on G20 Members' contribution to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. During the session and the news conference, a wide range of key agricultural issues of agro-food sector were discussed, mainly food security, as well as the serious challenges that they should work cooperatively to address them to end poverty and hunger and to realize sustainable food security, and sustainable development goals in all nations.
HE Al-Fadhli said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with its responsibility and its active membership in the G20, attaches the utmost importance to its national policies and strategies which aim at addressing key issues including food and water security, sustainable agricultural development and ecological balance. Pointing out that the Kingdom works work hand in hand with Arab regional organizations as well as international organizations to establish and promote these principles in line with the Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030. And to adopt many strategies and programs promoting sustainable agricultural development to contribute achieving food security at national, regional and global level, and conservation of natural and environmental resources.
At the end of the meetings, HE Al-Fadley invited all the G20 agriculture ministers to attend the G20 meetings which will be held next year in Saudi Arabia.