Finance Track of the Saudi Arabian G20 Presidency Opens with ‘Enhancing Access to Opportunities’

Finance Track of the Saudi Arabian G20 Presidency Opens with ‘Enhancing Access to Opportunities’
Finance Track of the Saudi Arabian G20 Presidency Opens with ‘Enhancing Access to Opportunities’

The first official event for the Saudi G20 Finance Track was held on Thursday with a Symposium in the Kingdom's capital, Riyadh. The Symposium was attended by the Saudi Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan and the Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey, and brought together around 300 participants and representatives from across the G20 members, invited guest countries, international organizations, academia, and the private sector. They gathered to discuss the challenges impeding access to opportunities and the potential policy options to address these challenges.

The SaudiMinister of Finance, Al-Jadaan, opened the event by welcoming delegates to thefirst official event for the Saudi Arabia G20 Finance Track and highlightingthe importance of enhancing access to opportunities to ensure that growthdividends are shared by all.

The Symposiumincluded sessions exploring the links between access to opportunities andeconomic growth, with a particular focus on the obstacles for women, youngpeople, and Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs). Participants also discussed therole of the public and private sectors in leveraging technology and innovationto create jobs, and opportunities that promote sustainable and inclusivegrowth.

Participantshad an opportunity to view displays from the Kingdom's businesses, NGOs, andgovernment entities that focused on technology, innovation, sustainable jobs,and the empowerment of both women and young people.

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