Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, wǎn shàng hǎo and good evening.
It is unfortunate that we cannot be together in Beijing because of Covid-19. But the global leadership China has shown in tackling this global pandemic has been truly impressive.
If the rest of the world can match China’s determination to create economic momentum while continuing to take strong protective measures, then I am sure we will reunite far sooner.
For everyone around the world, 2020 has been a tough year. A great deal of uncertainty still lies ahead. It has also reminded the world of an unavoidable truth: that reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy systems are mission-critical to delivering economic prosperity and meeting society’s expectations.
Delivering those systems requires a clear vision and a pathway to success.
That is why China’s 2035 targets, together with President Xi’s inspirational Dual Circulation Strategy and goal of carbon neutrality by 2060, resonate loud and clear with us. They align closely with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, and the Circular Carbon Economy approach recently endorsed by G20 Energy Ministers.
And Aramco can make a distinct and meaningful contribution to these strategic priorities.