LIVE: 2nd day of G20 Leaders’ Summit held virtually as COVID-19 prevents meeting in Riyadh

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Published on 22 Nov 2020, 19:19
Second day of G20 Leaders’ Summit held virtually as COVID-19 prevents meeting in Riyadh

The 15th meeting of Group of Twenty (G20), hosted by Saudi Arabia, is convening virtually on its second and final day on Sunday, November 22, in place of the meeting originally planned to take be held in Riyadh.

The Saudi Arabian Presidency has selected the theme of ‘Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century For All’.

The three key agenda items to be addressed under this theme are: ‘Empowering People, by creating the conditions in which all people – especially women and youth – can live, work and thrive’, ‘Safeguarding the Planet, by fostering collective efforts to protect our global commons’ and ‘Shaping New Frontiers, by adopting long-term and bold strategies to share benefits of innovation and technological advancement’.

The coronavirus pandemic is also expected to be at the centre of the discussions.

The summit brings together world leaders to discuss international economic cooperation. The G20 members are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union (EU).

In addition to the G20 members, other countries are invited to participate. Spain is a permanent guest invitee to the G20 meetings. In 2020, Jordan, Singapore and Switzerland are invited as guest countries.

PRELIMINARY EVENT SCHEDULE (subject to change):

08:30 - 09:30 GMT Daily Media Briefing

10:30 - 11:45 GMT Media Briefing: Education Continuity in Times of Crises Minister of Education, Saudi Arabia - Dr. Hamad Mohammed Al-Sheikh

12:00 - 13:15 GMT Leaders’ Side-Event on Safe guarding the Planet: The Circular Carbon Economy (CCE)

15:00 - 16:00 GMT Closing Remarks by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud - Italy Presidency Handover - Closing of Session & Presidency Statement

16:00 - 16:30 GMT Press conference with Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State, Member of the Saudi Arabian Council of Ministers, and Saudi G20 Sherpa Fahad Al-Mubarak followed by the Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed Al-Jadaan

17:00 - 18:00 GMT Delegation Press Conference - Germany Chancellor Merkel and Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz.

NOTE: Host broadcaster’s programme is subject to change. Timings and type of coverage (live / recording) may change.
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