The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host the 15th annual G20 Leaders‘ Summit on the 21st and 22nd of November 2020 in the capital city, Riyadh, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Saudi Arabia looks forward to hosting the Summit in 2020. Chaired by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Group of Twenty is a premier forum for international economic cooperation. Collectively, the G20 countries represent two-thirds of the world‘s population, 85% of its economy, and 75% of international trade.
Through its presidency, the Kingdom aims to further strengthen its ties with other G20 countries and to reach an international consensus on the Summit‘s agenda items. Saudi Arabia is fully committed to the G20‘s objectives and to the stability and prosperity of the international economic system.
Summit aimed goals
The Riyadh Summit will be the first G20 Summit to be hosted in the Arab world. This reflects Saudi Arabia‘s key role and influence in the region and on the global stage. The Summit will be attended by the leaders of the world‘s largest economies, as well as leaders of other guest countries, international and regional organizations.
The Summit agenda will cover financial, economic and social issues, including energy, environment, climate, digital economy, trade, agriculture, healthcare, education and labor.
The Summit will in particular aim to develop effective policies to achieve sustainable and balanced development and create job opportunities.
In the run-up to the Summit, Saudi Arabia will host preparatory ministerial meetings as well as meetings for senior government officials from G20 members and for representatives of international organizations, the private sector and civil society.