Saudi Arabia to convene virtual G20 summit to address coronavirus pandemic

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greets Argentina's President Mauricio Macri during his arrival at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires last year. (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi Arabia will convene a virtual extraordinary summit next week bringing together the leaders from the Group of 20 major economies (G20) to address the coronavirus pandemic.

“In light of its presidency of the Group of Twenty (G20) this year, the Kingdom is making continuous contacts with the countries of the group to hold an exceptional summit – virtual – next week with the aim of exploring ways to join efforts to counter the spread of the corona epidemic,” a statement from the Kingdom read.

Saudi Arabia is the host of the next G20 summit – an annual gathering of representatives of the world's largest economies.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:06 - GMT 11:06