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Source: South Africa News Agency

President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South African delegation to the virtual Group 20 (G20) Leaders’ Summit on Saturday, 21 November and Sunday, 22 November.

According to Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Ronald Lamola, the summit will be convened in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

This year’s focus is on deepening global cooperation around the theme of ‘Realising Opportunities of the 21st Century for All’.

“The summit is set out to lead international efforts to develop a robust coordinated global response to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, safeguard the global economy and enhance international cooperation,” the Minister said on Thursday.

He was addressing the media on the outcomes of the Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Lamola said discussions will centre on empowering people, protecting the planet and the resolution of global challenges through solutions that benefit all of humanity.

The G20 is the forum for international economic cooperation, which brings together the leaders of both developed and developing countries from every continent.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said he was looking forward to welcoming all the delegates.

“It is my pleasure to welcome you as the kingdom assumes the 2020 G20 Presidency and announce to the world our pursuit to create a cooperative environment for the G20 to introduce policies and initiatives that will fulfil the hopes of the people of the world.” – SAnews.gov.za

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