Dubai: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, leads the United Arab Emirates delegation attending the 15th meeting of the Group of Twenty (G20), which is virtually hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The G20 meeting will be held from November 21 to 22, 2020. Originally scheduled for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the event will be held virtually, according to a September 28 announcement. This event marks the first time that Saudi Arabia has assumed the presidency of the G20.
The Saudi presidency has chosen the theme “Realizing the opportunities of the 21st century for all”.
The three main agenda items to be addressed under this theme are: “Empowering people, creating the conditions in which all people – especially women and young people – can live, work and thrive”; “Save the planet, by encouraging collective efforts to protect our global commons”; and “Shaping new frontiers, adopting long-term and bold strategies to share the benefits of innovation and technological advancement”.
The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the EU. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation , Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.