G20 Leaders’ Summit will mark the first time a G20 summit take place in the Middle East or North Africa.
The Saudi capital of Riyadh will host the 15th annual G20 Leaders’Summit later this year, the state-run Saudi Press Agency announced on Wednesday.
The event is scheduled to take place on November 21 and 22.
“Saudi Arabia is fully committed to the G20’s objectives and to the stability and prosperity of the international economic system”, the SPA story noted.
The Leader’s Summit will mark the first time a G20 summit is hosted in the Arab World. The event’s agenda is expected to cover a range of financial economic and social issues, including the digital economy, agriculture, education and labour.
Ahead of the summit, Saudi Arabia will host preparatory ministerial meetings as well as meetings for senior official from G20 members and international organisations, according to Saudi Gazette. dden0 \