15th G20 summit on 21-22 Nov. in Riyadh and PM Modi will join virtual meeting

The 15th meeting of Group of Twenty G20 will convene from 21-22 November 2020. Originally scheduled to require place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the event are going to be held virtually, as per a 28 September announcement. This event marks the primary time that Saudi Arabia will hold the Presidency of the G20.

The Saudi Presidency has selected the theme, ‘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 during which all people – especially women and youth – can live, work and thrive’;

‘Safeguarding the earth , by fostering collective efforts to guard our global commons’; and ‘Shaping New Frontiers, by adopting long-term and bold strategies to share benefits of innovation and technological advancement’.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to be attend the 15th G20 vertual summit on November 21 and 22 on the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia , said Anurag Srivastava, Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), on Thursday.

Speaking at the virtual weekly press briefing, Srivastava said the upcoming summit is that the second G20 leaders meeting in 2020. The theme of the Summit is – “Realising the opportunities of 21st Century for all”.

He further said during the last extraordinary leaders’ summit held in March 2020 the “leaders developed a timely understanding among the G20 countries to assist contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic” and “forge a globally coordinated response”.

The G20 is formed from 19 countries and therefore the EU. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Russia , Saudi Arabia, South Africa , South Korea , Turkey, the united kingdom and therefore the US.