G20 at a Glance: The Leaders’ Summit


Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: The Leaders’ Summit is the last meeting under the Saudi G20 Presidency. The Summit will be chaired by The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and attended by Head of State of G20 members and guest countries, and Heads of International Organizations.

The Summit is one of the most powerful meetings for decision making in the world. This year’s summit carries more significance as the world is looking to the G20’s efforts in protecting lives and livelihoods and helping with the recovery after the pandemic. The G20 leaders will also address issues to pave the way to a more inclusive, more sustainable, and more resilient economic recovery and laying the foundations for a better future. The aims of the Saudi G20 Presidency focus on Empowering People, Safeguarding the Planet and Shaping New Frontiers.

The Saudi G20 Presidency spared no effort in cultivating collective efforts during the challenging situation of 2020. As a G20 member and the Chair of the 2020 G20, hosting this high-level meeting is historic for Saudi Arabia, showcasing the results of the ongoing transformational Saudi Vision 2030 reflected in its Presidency.

The Leaders’ Summit will be the second meeting of G20 Leaders under the Saudi Presidency, following the Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit in March 2020 that agreed on immediate actions in response to the pandemic. This will be the first time a Presidency has held two Leaders’ summit within one Presidency term. 

The G20 Leaders’ Summit will focus on overcoming the COVID-19 crisis, tackling economic and socio-economic challenges caused by the pandemic, and finding ways to restore growth and build a better future with inclusiveness, resilience, and sustainability at its heart.