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Mission to Riyad, Saudi Arabia, 25-27 October 2022

Saudi Arabia: A high-income country with a population of 35.34 million. According to the WHO, the road fatalities in Saudi Arabia are the highest in the Middle East and North Africa Region among the 19 countries (28.8 deaths per 100,000 population). Saudi Arabia has acceded to 1 out of 7 UN road safety legal instruments.

The Special Envoy participated in the Future Investment Institute’s 6th Edition of the Future Investment Initiative. The Special Envoy spoke on the issues and relevant 2030 targets with the world’s foremost CEOs, policymakers, investors, entrepreneurs, and young leaders, building partnerships with them towards enhancing financing for road safety and implementation of projects.


Furthermore, the Special Envoy met with the following officials towards advocating for safer roads in the country:
•    H.R.H. Reema Bandar Al-Saud, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Washington D.C.;
•    H.E. Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Finland;
•    H.E. Mr. Ludovic Pouille, Ambassador of France;
•    Ms. Nathalie Fustier, UN RC Saudi Arabia; 
•    Mr. Alessandro Profumo, CEO, Leonardo SPA;
•    Ms. Susan Rice, Chair, GEFI Global Steering Group;
•    Mr. Issam Abousleiman, Country Director for Gulf Cooperation Countries, WB.