Saudi Arabia will host the 15th annual G20 Leaders’ Summit on November 21 and 22, 2020 in Riyadh, the Saudi press agency (SPA) said this week.
“Saudi Arabia is fully committed to the G20’s objectives and to the stability and prosperity of the international economic system,” it reported on Wednesday.
G20 consists of the 19 world’s largest economies and the European Union. Saudi Arabia is the only Arab country that is part of the bloc. Together, G20 countries represent two thirds of the world’s population, 85% of its economy, and 75% of the world trade.
This year’s G20 summit will be held June 28-29, 2019 in Osaka , Japan. The last one took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina late last year.
It is the first time that Saudi Arabia will host the meeting.
In the run-up to the summit, Saudi Arabia will host preparatory ministerial meetings, as well as meetings for senior government officials, and representatives of international organizations, the private sector, and civil society, according to a press release.
The G20 Summit in 2019 will be held in June 28-29 in Osaka , Japan. The last one took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina late last year.