A senior US official confirmed Friday that US President Donald Trump plans to participate in the virtual G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia.
The 15th session of the G20 summit through video technology will be held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on Saturday and Sunday, in light of the Corona crisis, which imposed new rules for life.
The leaders will meet for two days to discuss global financial, social and economic issues, and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz is expected to deliver a speech at the opening of the virtual summit.
According to the agency, "Agence France Presse" that the work of the summit, which is usually an opportunity for bilateral dialogues between world leaders, this year will be limited to brief sessions via the Internet on the most urgent global issues.
The repercussions of the Corona epidemic
A source close to the organizers in Saudi Arabia, which chairs the G20 this year, said that it is expected that the discussions will dominate the repercussions of the epidemic and steps to revive the global economy.
The G20 faces growing pressure to do more to deal with potential debt default in developing countries.
The discoveries of new vaccines have raised hopes that the virus will be contained, while the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development expects a 4.5% contraction in global economic output this year.
The importance of the G20 stems from the fact that the member states of the group collectively possess about 80% of the global economic output, and two-thirds of the world's population live in their countries, and they account for three quarters of the volume of world trade.
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