RIYADH – – Riyadh will host on Saturday and Sunday a historic G20 Summit, the first ever to be held in the Arab world and amid Saudi anticipation for reaching international consensus on pressing economic issues.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz will chair the proceedings of the 15th G20 Summit which will be held virtually due to the novel coronavirus.
World leaders and the heads of international and regional agencies and organizations have been invited to participate.
The summit, the world’s premier economic event, reflects Saudi Arabia’s central role on the regional and international scenes where it its seeking to bolster cooperation with its member state partners to achieve the goals of the G20 in pursuit of global economic stability and prosperity.
The Kingdom’s hosting of the summit will be an opportunity to propose issues that concern the Middle East and North Africa.
The agenda will address economic, financial, social, energy, environment, climate, digital economy, trade, agriculture, health care and education. The summit aims to develop effective policies in order to achieve sustainable and balanced development and provide real job opportunities to raise living conditions through the world.
Riyadh has witnessed a flurry of activity ahead of the global event, with working groups holding a series of meetings to tackle pressing economic issues.