Saudi Arabia to convene virtual G20 summit on coronavirus

Journalists sit in the media center during the meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 22, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 18 March 2020

Saudi Arabia to convene virtual G20 summit on coronavirus

  • The G20 leaders will put forward a coordinated set of policies to protect people and safeguard the global economy

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it would convene a virtual summit next week bringing together the leaders from the Group of 20 major economies (G20) to address the coronavirus pandemic.

The G20 leaders will put forward a coordinated set of policies to protect people and safeguard the global economy.

The summit will build on efforts by finance ministers and bank governors from the G20, as well as senior health, trade and foreign ministries to determine the much needed steps in fighting the pandemic.


Saudi FM discusses enhanced bilateral cooperation with Cypriot counterpart

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Saudi FM discusses enhanced bilateral cooperation with Cypriot counterpart

RIYADH: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah made several phone calls with his counterparts from other nations.

He discussed Saudi-Cypriot relations with Nikos Christodoulides, the Cypriot minister of foreign affairs, stressing the need to strengthen mutual cooperation in various fields, and discussing regional and international developments of common interest

Prince Faisal also spoke separately to Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, Norway’s minister of foreign affairs; to Linas Linkevičius, minister of foreign affairs for Lithuania; and to Edgars Rinkēvičs, Latvia’s minister of foreign affairs.

With all three, the prince discussed bilateral relations and cooperation, in addition to regional and global matters of mutual interest to Saudi Arabia and their respective countries.