G20 Leaders’ Summit to be held virtually on November 21

G20 Leaders' Summit to be held virtually on November 21

Riyadh (UNA-OIC0 – The 2020 G20 Leaders’ Summit will be held virtually on November 21-22, under the chairmanship of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

The G20 Presidency will build on the success of the extraordinary virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit held in March, and on the outcome of more than 100 virtual working groups and ministerial meetings.

The G20 countries led global efforts to fight the coronavirus, which resulted in securing more than $21 billion in pledges to support the production, distribution and availability of diagnostic and therapeutic tools and vaccines. They also injected more than $11 trillion to safeguard the global economy, and launched a debt suspension initiative for the least developed countries that would allow beneficiary countries to defer $14 billion in debt payments due this year, and use these amounts instead for financing their health systems and social programs.

The G20 countries will focus during the upcoming summit on protecting lives and restoring growth, by addressing vulnerabilities uncovered during the pandemic and by laying down the foundations for a better future. They will also focus on fostering international action to realize opportunities of the 21st century for all, by empowering people and protecting our planet, whilst harnessing the potential of innovation to shape new frontiers.

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