Riyadh, The Media Committee of the Group of Twenty (G20) organized at the theater of the Saudi News Agency in Riyadh today, the first introductory forum for media professionals, on the occasion of the Kingdom's hosting of the Group of Twenty that started on December 1, 2019 and continues until the end of November 2020, in the presence of the Minister of Media and Chairman of the Media Committee Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabana, Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers and the Saudi G20 Sherpa, Dr. Fahd bin Abdullah Al Mubarak, the Adviser at the Royal Court and Secretary-General of the Saudi Secretariat of the Group of Twenty Dr. Fahd bin Abdullah Tunsi, and the Secretary-General of the Media Committee of The Group of Twenty Dr. Fahd bin Hassan Al Akran, and a number of excellencies and officials.
The activities of the forum started with an introductory film about the Group of Twenty.
Minister of Media and Chairman of the Media Committee Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabana, delivered a speech during which he said that the kingdom has prepared an integrated program to ensure the success of this global event that will be held in the Kingdom under the slogan "seizing the opportunities of the twenty-first century for all", in order to address current and emerging issues and address the challenges of the future.
He stated that the summit will contribute to raising issues of concern to the MENA region, adding that the Media Committee has prepared a complete strategic plan for the year of the Kingdom's presidency for the Group of Twenty and their upcoming meetings, and for providing all facilities for media delegations from member states and local media to cover more than 135 meetings and conferences.
He said that an international media center - that will be established at the time of the next summit in November 2020 - will accommodate approximately 10 thousand media men.
Source: Saudi Press Agency