WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Donald J. Trump to participate in a virtual Group of 20 (G-20) summit this weekend with other World leaders, the White House announced.
Trump will participate in the summit on both Saturday and Sunday, according to a schedule released by the White House on Friday night.
The G20 summit for the group, made up of 19 leading world economies and the European Union, is hosted online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman is chair of the summit, which was originally set to take place in Riyadh.
During the G20 summit in 2019, President Trump was committed to promoting free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals is a key component of his pro-jobs, pro-growth strategy.
Trump is expected to focus on the United States and working with allies and partners to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, unfair trade practices, including intellectual property theft, unfair labor practices, and forced technology transfer.
At the G20 Summit this weekend the leaders are expected
Under President Trump, the United States has become the world’s largest producer of both oil and natural gas, while growing our economy and protecting our environment. The United States energy and environmental record is one of the strongest in the world.
The United States is committed to eliminating legal and cultural barriers that are holding women back from full and free participation in their local economies.
Trump is also expected to support efforts by the G20 to promote a transparent, responsible, and sustainable approach to infrastructure development financing that does not saddle developing countries with crippling debt.
“The Saudi Arabian Presidency has selected the theme, Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century For All’”
The three key agenda items to be addressed under this theme are: ‘Empowering People, by creating the conditions in which all people – especially women and youth – can live, work and thrive’; ‘Safeguarding the Planet, by fostering collective efforts to protect our global commons’; and ‘Shaping New Frontiers, by adopting long-term and bold strategies to share benefits of innovation and technological advancement’.
The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the EU. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UK and the US.