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Message From King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

On behalf of the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 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 fulfill the hopes of the people of the world.”

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Closing remarks from His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud.
Osaka G20, 2019



The 2020 G20 Presidency focuses on Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All.


G20 Events

The Story of Riyadh

Riyadh is a large metropolis surrounded by desert. The city, which is the Kingdom’s capital, has an inspiring tale of growth, triumph, and prosperity. Located in the heart of the country in an area historically and locally known as the Najd, Riyadh currently boasts a population of over 7 million people, attracting new residents every day.

Riyadh’s landmarks demonstrate a visual walk-through of the Kingdom’s historical timeline; from Al-Masmak Fort, Murabba Palace, and the Red Palace, to the modern architecture of King Abdullah Financial District, and the various cultural and art spaces throughout the city. Ad Diriyah, located on the outskirts of Riyadh, is at the traditional heart of the country with historical distinction as the Kingdom’s original capital. Extensive efforts have been made to preserve and renovate the area; while also making it accessible to the general public—with lively shops, restaurants, and open air spaces.

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The Story of Jeddah

Jeddah is the second largest city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the traditional gateway to the Holy City of Makkah. Jeddah is historically known as being a crossroad for Muslim pilgrims and traders. Located along the Red Sea’s coast, Jeddah is in the Makkah region in an area historically known as the Hijaz.

In addition to boasting a modern landscape as one of the Kingdom’s major cities, Jeddah has a rich history. Al Balad, also known as “Historic Jeddah,” still resides within the current metropolitan area and is an UNESCO heritage site. It was known as the city’s original downtown. Within Al Balad, an intricate maze of alleys weave through the streets, sprinkled with antiquated homes. The city offers a unique blend of old and new districts; along with exceptional diving sites.

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The Story of Al-Ula

Al-Ula has an ancient history that dates back thousands of years ago to Dedans and Nabataeans. It is located on an antiquated Nabataean trade route referred to as the “Frankincense trade route,” on the north-western part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Madinah Region.

Still intact, Al-Ula is of tremendous historical significance given the disappearing remnants of the antiquities’ world. At its heart is the magnificent UNESCO heritage site of Madaen Saleh, which is a sprawling archaeological site vividly echoing the ancient past in the present.

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The Story of Dammam

Dammam grew from a small coastal town to the pulse of the Kingdom’s Eastern Province. The city embodies a strategic position in the country’s timeline, given that it is home to a locally and internationally pivotal energy sector. Situated by the sea, the city simultaneously projects a glimpse of the country’s heritage from the past, which tells the story of the Kingdom’s oil history, in addition to its impact on Saudi Arabia’s development trajectory over the years.

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Engagement Groups


Engagement groups represent the voice of civil society organizations to the G20 leaders. They represent civil society, the scientific and research community, the private sector and labour unions, women and youth and urban community. They meet in tandem with the G20 and keep up a dialogue with policymakers.       

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