You are here

Trump to take part in virtual G-20 summit: US official

nz_trump_211150.jpg
US President Donald Trump will participate in the virtual Group of 20 (G-20) summit being hosted by Saudi Arabia on Saturday, a senior US official said.

[WASHINGTON] US President Donald Trump will participate in the virtual Group of 20 (G-20) summit being hosted by Saudi Arabia on Saturday, a senior US official said.

Trump's participation in the two-day meeting of the world's wealthiest nations comes on the heels of his attendance at Friday's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit via video link.

Neither summit was held in person because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The summit comes with Mr Trump still refusing to accept his defeat to Democrat Joe Biden in the Nov 3 presidential election while issuing unfounded accusations of widespread fraud.

Held under the shadow of the raging pandemic, the summit which is usually an opportunity for one-on-one engagements between world leaders is reduced to brief online sessions on pressing global issues - from climate change to growing inequality.

Your feedback is important to us

Tell us what you think. Email us at btuserfeedback@sph.com.sg

Discussions are expected to be dominated by the pandemic's implications and steps for reviving the global economy.

Saudi Arabia is the first Arab nation to host a G-20 summit.

AFP

BT is now on Telegram!

For daily updates on weekdays and specially selected content for the weekend. Subscribe to t.me/BizTimes