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Saudi G20 Presidency Supreme Committee Overcomes Pandemic Challenges

Saudi G20 Presidency Supreme Committee Overcomes Pandemic Challenges

Sunday, 22 November, 2020 - 06:45
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Asharq Al-Awsat

G20 countries, on Sunday, will conclude the international forum’s Leader’s Summit and produce the Riyadh Declaration, a communique that wraps up the group’s work for 2020, a year rife with challenges during unprecedented times.


Saudi Arabia’s Presidency of the G20 for the 2020 Riyadh Summit was faced with considerable challenges, especially in terms of a global shutdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.


For this extraordinary session, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman chaired the Supreme Committee overseeing preparatory work of the G20.


The Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority had laid the ground work for the Kingdom to host over 125 G20 meetings with the participation of over 8,000 individuals through videoconferencing tools and on virtual platforms.


The G20 Summit for 2020, under Saudi Presidency, proved the keenness of Supreme Committee Chairman and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to establish communication and bolster the continuity of rapid cooperation and solidarity in the face of all challenges.


This outlook has resulted in averting coronavirus impact on G20 work, whereby the only effect the pandemic had on the 2020 Riyadh Summit was the absence of physical presence.


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