Saudi Arabia has taken over the G20 Presidency from Japan. It is the first Arab nation to assume the G20 presidency.
“The kingdom of Saudi Arabia assumes the G20 Presidency, leading up to the summit in Riyadh” in 2020, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.
“The Saudi G20 presidency is committed to continuing the work from Osaka and promoting multilateral consensus.”
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s de facto ruler, hailed it as a “unique opportunity” to shape international consensus, SPA added.
The G20 presidency, which Saudi Arabia has taken over from Japan, will host world leaders for a global summit in its capital on 21-22 November in 2020.