G20 Virtual Summit On COVID-19 To Be Held Tomorrow

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RIYADH, Mar 25 (NNN-SPA) – The Saudi Arabian G20 Presidency, will host a virtual G20 Summit, on response to the COVID-19 pandemic, tomorrow, March 26, the G20 Saudi secretariat said.

Saudi King, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, will chair the meeting, to advance a coordinated global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its human and economic implications, it said in a statement.

The leaders of G20 will be joined by their counterparts from some invited countries, including Spain, Jordan, Singapore and Switzerland, as well as, international organisations, including the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Health Organisation, World Trade Organisation, the Food and Agriculture Organisation, the Financial Stability Board, the International Labour Organisation, and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The chairing states of some regional organisations, including Vietnam, the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, South Africa, the chair of the African Union, the United Arab Emirates, the chair of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and Rwanda, the chair of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, will also be invited to the meeting, it added.

The summit will be held at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic continues raging across the world, posing a grave threat to human health and safety, while fuelling worries about its huge impact on global economy.

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