G20 Summit to be held virtually on Nov 21-22, says Saudi Arabia

The pandemic has forced all of the group’s meetings to be held by videoconference since March.

The G20 leaders Summit will be held virtually on Nov. 21-22, Saudi Arabia said on Monday.

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The Summit will focus on protecting lives and restoring growth by addressing vulnerabilities uncovered during the coronavirus pandemic and by laying down foundations for a better future, the government said in a statement.

“The G20 has contributed over $21 billion to support the production, distribution and access to diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines,” the statement said.

It has also injected $11 trillion to safeguard the global economy and launched a debt suspension initiative for least developed countries allowing them to defer $14 billion in debt payments due this year.

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