In what was due to be a defining year for Saudi Arabia, as it assumed the presidency of the G20, the coronavirus pandemic and unprecedented global economic downturn have overshadowed their chosen agenda of ‘Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century For All’. And, against a backdrop of geopolitical and economic uncertainty, meaningful engagement on key policy issues is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve.
Two weeks after the virtual Leaders Summit, HH Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud will reflect on a challenging G20 presidency and discuss Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy priorities.
How have the challenges of 2020 altered, if at all, the goals of its ‘Vision 2030’?
As the dust settles from the US presidential election, how might the outcome affect the country’s relationship with the US?
Will the recent signing of the Abraham Accords by the UAE and Bahrain influence Saudi Arabia’s position on a normalization of ties with Israel?
And what will be the country’s policy priorities as it looks to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic?
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