Saudi Crown Prince calls Brazilian president to discuss coordinating G20 efforts

A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on November 12, 2020, shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attending a video meeting with the Shura council in the capital Riyadh. (AFP)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman called Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday to discuss coordinating efforts within the work of the G20 leaders summit taking place on Saturday and Sunday, SPA reported.

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G20 Riyadh Summit

Saudi Arabia holds the 2020 presidency of the G20, which rotates among members, and will be hosting the G20 summit across Saturday November 21 and Sunday November 22.

Due to the coronavirus, this year’s Riyadh summit is being held virtually, with leaders and ministers attending via webcam.

The build-up events, ranging from Women 20 to Business 20, have also taken place virtually.

Addressing the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic is top of the agenda this year, as countries try to rebuild from the devastating economic impact of the virus.

The environment has also featured, with the looming threat of climate change everpresent on the agenda.

This year’s agenda also has a sharper focus on culture than previous years, with culture ministers pledging to support the $2.3 trillion cultural economy in a meeting on November 4.

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Last Update: Friday, 20 November 2020 KSA 20:12 - GMT 17:12
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