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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Arrives for G-20 Summit
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The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on his arrival at Antalya Airport as the head of the Saudi delegation to the G-20 Summit (Photo: Bandar al-Jaloud)

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived in Antalya yesterday evening and is leading the Saudi delegation participating in the G-20 Summit which will be held in the Turkish city on Sunday. King Salman was received at the airport by the Turkish Minister of Economic Affairs Nihat Zeybekci, the Governor of Antalya Muammar Turker, a number of Turkish government officials and members of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques has issued a royal decree delegating the management of state affairs and taking care of the interests of the people to the Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz during the King’s absence from the country.

It is expected that a variety of economic issues will be discussed at the G-20 Summit, the most important of which are energy, climate change, refugees and combatting terrorism. The two day Summit seeks to achieve the common goal of attaining balanced, sustainable and strong growth through the creation of a system which strives for inclusive growth on a global level.

Turkey has raised the level of its security and logistical provisions to host the “2015 G-20 Antalya Summit” with the arrival of participating delegations, and security forces have taken the maximum degree of caution in the Belek tourist area which is in the Serik region where the summit will be held.

Turkish sources stated that security forces have taken all necessary measures and have posted a security guard every 50 metres along the connecting road between Antalya airport and Belek which is approximately 50 kilometres long. The sources also indicated that many busses have been prepared to transport those participating in the Summit.