King: Saudi environmental policies support sustainable development

March 8, 2010

Saudi Arabia is committed to environmental policies based on the concepts of sustainable development and resource preservation, said the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in a speech read by General President of the Presidency of Meteorology and Environment Prince Turki bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz at the Gulf International Forum and Exhibition of Environment and Sustainable Development in Jeddah on Sunday evening.

The Kingdom has developed national legislation and mobilized manpower, material resources and technology to achieve these policies, said King Abdullah. The Saudi government shares the international community’s concerns and efforts in preserving the environment, has ratified most international agreements in the field of environmental protection, and has been one of the first countries to implement those agreements. The King stressed that Saudi Arabia has developmental strategies in place for the water, agricultural, industrial, trade and energy sectors that are sustainable.

The Forum and Exhibition, held under the patronage of King Abdullah and organized by Ozone International for Exhibitions and Conferences, is being attended by 500 participants from around the world.

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