G20 Trade and Investment Ministers will hold a meeting under the Saudi G20 Presidency on September 22, 2020, to strengthen trade and investment policy cooperation towards an inclusive and sustainable economic growth amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ministers will discuss progress made on the “G20 Actions to Support World Trade and Investment in Response To COVID-19” agreed upon on May 14, 2020. They will also discuss ways to support the necessary reform of the World Trade Organization, to encourage greater international competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs), to foster economic diversification and to strengthen international investment.
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Dr. Majid Al Qasabi, the Saudi Minister of Commerce, and Eng. Khaled Al Faleh, the Saudi Minister of Investment, will hold a press conference after the ministerial meeting to present its outcomes.
Further information about the G20, including the Presidency Agenda and full program of events, can be found at www.g20.org
G20 Trade and Investment Ministers Meet to Support Global Economic Recovery
The G20 Saudi Presidency welcomes media to the virtual press conference for the G20 Trade and Investment Ministers Meeting on September 22, 2020.
This document provides background information and relevant logistical information for the media and details about participating in the press conference.
The G20 is the premier forum for international economic cooperationbringing together the leaders of both developed and developing countries from every continent. Collectively, G20 members represent around 80% of the world’s economic output, two-thirds of the global population, and three-quarters of international trade. Throughout the year, representatives from G20 countries gather to discuss financial and socioeconomic issues.
The Saudi G20 Presidency began on December 1, 2019, and will end on November 30, 2020. The Leaders’ Summit will be held on in November in Riyadh. In the run-up to the Summit, the Presidency will host more than 100 meetings and conferences, including ministerial meetings, as well as meetings of officials and representatives from civil society.
Each G20 Presidency develops a theme for the year which is central to international discussions. The Saudi G20 Presidency will focus discussions, forums, working groups, and Ministerial Meetings under the theme of: “Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All.”
The Sherpa Track focuses on socio-economic issues such as anti-corruption, climate change, development, digital economy, education, employment, energy, environment, healthcare, tourism, and trade and investment.
G20 Trade and Investment Ministers Meeting
The G20 Trade and Investment Ministers will gather virtually on September 22, 2020 to strengthen trade and investment policy cooperation towards sustainable and inclusive economic growth amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of the Presidency’s ongoing efforts to create a better future for all.
The G20 Trade and Investment Ministers Meeting will be chaired by Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi, the Saudi Minister of Commerce, and Eng. Khaled Al-Faleh, the Saudi Minister of Investment. G20 member countries, guest countries, and international and regional organizations will be represented by their responsible Ministers for Trade and Investment and Heads of international and regional organizations.
Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi
Minister of Commerce
Eng. Khaled Al-Faleh
Minister of Investment
G20 Media & Communications will distribute photos, videos, and any statement from the meeting on the official G20 media channels.
To be included in the distribution list, kindly email your details to: G20Media@saudisecretariat.gov.sa.
Virtual Press Conference
The G20 Trade and Investment Ministers press conference will be delivered by Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi, the Saudi Minister of Commerce, and Eng. Khaled Al-Faleh, the Saudi Minister of Investment.
Dates: September 22 Time: 5:30pm – 6:15pm Arabia Standard Time (UTC +3). Please note, this time is tentative and will depend on the time the meeting concludes.
Duration: 45 Minutes
Streaming: The press conference will be streamed on the following channels:
- Twitter: Click Here
- Host Broadcast:
- Broadcast on Al Ekhbariya TV
- A clean feed broadcast frequency will be made available for registered media.
Working Language and Interpretation
The press conference will be conducted in English. Kindly note that some questions and answers may be delivered in Arabic and an interpretation will be given accordingly.
Questions for the Saudi Minister of Commerce Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi, and the Saudi Minister of Investment Eng. Khaled Al-Faleh will be accepted online. The media can submit their questions by using the form found here.
Questions will be submitted to the Press Conference Moderator and all attempts will be made to field as many questions as possible during the allotted time.
Media is not required to register for the Virtual Press Conference as the live streaming is available on both Twitter and the Host Broadcaster.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do I have to be in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to join the press conference?
Due to travel restrictions and health concerns related to COVID-19, the press conference and all related events are held virtually.
2. Can anyone join the virtual conference?
The press conference will be streamed line on Twitter and via the host broadcaster. Media delegates can join from their home countries.
3. Will all G20 Trade and Investment Ministers be present for the virtual press conference?
The Press Conference will be conducted by the Saudi Minister of Commerce Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi, and the Saudi Minister of Investment Eng. Khaled Al-Faleh.
4. Do I need to download any software beforSe the conference?
No, you can join via a web browser.
5. I am having technical problems before or during the conference, who can help me?
Please Email G20Media@saudisecretariat.gov.sa