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G20 Osaka | Speech of the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman

Osaka, June 29, 2019, SPA -- On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense delivered a speech at the closing session of the 14th G20 Summit hosted in Osaka, Japan on June 28-29. HRH the Crown Prince added that the world lives today in an era of unprecedented technological and scientific innovations with unlimited growth prospects, pointing out that the new technologies, like “Artificial Intelligence” and the “Internet of Things”, can provide the world with abundance of benefits, if utilized optimally. At the same time, he said, these new innovations may produce new challenges such as changing the patterns of work and skills needed to adapt to the future of work, as well as increasing the risks of cybersecurity and information flow. This requires us to address these challenges as soon as possible to avoid them turning into economic and social crises. HRH the Crown Prince said the G20 members bear the responsibility to work together and cooperate with all partners in the world to create an environment in which science flourishes, and to enhance the level and effectiveness of investment in future skills and jobs, and he expressed more optimism than ever before with the determination of G20 and its members' joint ability to do so. At the end of his speech, HRH the Crown Prince welcomed the leaders of the G20 members and expressed his hope to host them next year in Riyadh.

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