Saudi Arabia‘s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will chair the Extraordinary Virtual G20 leaders’ Summit. The extraordinary Virtual Summit of G20 leaders will feature the participation of leaders across the globe including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The summit will deliberate on strategies to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The heads of state of Jordan, Spain, Singapore and Switzerland will also participate in the summit. The summit will also feature the participation of several top international organisations namely the United Nations, the World Bank, the WHO, the World Trade Organisation, the International Monetary Fund and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The summit aims to advance the global coordinated response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its human and economic implications.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- The Group of Twenty (G20) is the premier forum for international economic cooperation which brings together the leaders of both developed and developing countries from every continent.
- The members of the G20 group are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Republic of Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union (EU).