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Trump will participate in virtual G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia: US official

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US President Donald Trump will participate in the virtual Group of 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 (APEC) summit via video link.

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

The summit comes with Trump still refusing to accept his defeat to Democrat Joe Biden in the November 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.

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

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Last Update: Saturday, 21 November 2020 KSA 03:11 – GMT 00:11