March 28, 2020

Leaders from the group of 20 nations attended an extraordinary virtual G20 Summit through video conference. Chaired by Saudi Arabia, the summit discussed a global response to COVID- 19 crisis. Saudi Arabia, the chair of the G20 this year coordinated the video summit.


  • At a video-conference of leaders of the world’s top 20 economies, the G20, hosted by the Saudi King, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to discuss the novel coronavirus pandemic.

  • The G20 countries committed to inject more than $5 trillion into the global economy, and contribute to the COVID-19 solidarity response fund led by the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • The leaders agreed to have more interactions of G20 Foreign Ministers, health officials and the respective Sherpas before the Riyadh Summit of the G20 nations in November 2020. 

Source : The Hindu