G20 at a glance: Who's who in Saudi presidency

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File photo of G20 tourism meeting.
File photo of G20 tourism meeting.

RIYADH — The G20 Leaders’ Summit kicked off on Saturday, bringing together leaders from the world’s leading economies to address global pressing issues.

The G20 Saudi presidency has demonstrated determined and effective leadership in, not only gathering the world leaders but taking collective action that benefits the world.

The Saudi presidency is led by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman as the head of state, with the agenda and direction of the presidency held under his direction, supported by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, and Dr. Fahad Toonsi the secretary-general for the G20 Saudi Secretariat who is tasked with the responsibility to oversee and support the implementation of the G20 presidency work this year.

The Sherpa Track is led by Dr. Fahad Al-Mubarak, who has been the G20 Saudi Sherpa since 2018. Under this track, ministers of the Kingdom chaired ministerial meetings related to socio-economic issues.

The ministers include Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman, who chaired the energy ministerial Meeting, Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah for Health, Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi, and Eng. Khaled AlFalih, who led the trade and investment ministers’ meeting. The environment, agriculture, and water ministers’ meetings were chaired by Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli, while Abdullah Al-Sawahah chaired the digital economy ministerial meeting.

Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh chaired the education ministerial meeting and Ahmed Al-Rajhi chaired the labor and employment one. Ahmad Al-Khatib chaired the meeting for tourism ministers, and Mazin Al-Kahmous led the discussions on the first-ever anti-corruption ministerial meeting under the G20. Princess Haifa AlMogrin chaired the development working group.

The Finance Track is led by Mohammed Al-Jadaan, Minister of Finance, and Dr. Ahmed Alkholifey, the governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency. With their leadership, the working groups for the finance track focused on the economic response to the global pandemic including debt relief for developing nations, infrastructure, financial inclusion, economic growth, international financial architecture, and the global economy.


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