Saudi Arabia assumes G20 presidency

04 December 2019
Riyadh will host the Leaders' Summit in November 2020

Saudi Arabia assumed the G20 presidency on 1 December, leading up to the Leaders' Summit in Riyadh on 21-22 November 2020.

Ahead of the Leaders' Summit, Saudi Arabia will host more than 100 events and conferences, including ministerial meetings and meetings of officials and representatives from civil society, including Business 20, Youth 20, Labour 20, Think 20, Civil 20, Women 20, Science 20 and Urban 20.

"The Saudi G20 presidency is committed to continuing the work from Osaka and promoting multilateral consensus. Working with our G20 partners, we will strive to deliver concrete actions and realise opportunities to enable us to face the challenges of the future," said Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.

"The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is at the crossroads of three continents – Asia, Africa and Europe. In hosting the G20, the kingdom will have an important role to play by sharing the perspective of the Middle East and North Africa region. We believe this will be a unique opportunity to shape consensus on international issues as we welcome the world to the kingdom."

To ensure that the G20 continues to reflect a broad and inclusive range of international perspectives, Saudi Arabia has extended invitations to Jordan, Singapore, Spain and Switzerland.

Regional organisations are also invited, including the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), as well as the UAE as the chair of the GCC.

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