Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and G20 leaders attend the relevant sessions to discuss a wide range of topics, including fighting against the pandemic, reviving economic growth and employment, and building a sustainable, inclusive and highly resilient future.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump had aligned himself closely with Saudi Arabia, hailing its purchases of US weapons and hostility toward US adversary Iran. In addition to the seven leading industrialized nations and 13 emerging countries, countries affected by the pandemic such as Spain, Singapore and Switzerland as well as representatives of the UN, the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO) will also take part.
In a video statement released on Saturday, Erdogan called King Salman his "dear brother" and thanked Saudi Arabia for its efforts hosting the G-20.More news: NCB raids comedian Bharti Singh and husband's flat in Mumbai
Many G20 leaders have already congratulated his rival, President-elect Joe Biden. Erdogan was scheduled to speak at the summit on Saturday.
"President Erdogan and King Salman agreed on keeping channels of dialogue open in order for the bilateral relations to be enhanced and for issues to be settled", it added.
G20 nations have contributed more than $21 billion to combat the pandemic, which has infected 56 million people globally and left 1.3 million dead, and injected $11 trillion to "safeguard" the virus-battered world economy, organisers said.
But the group's leaders face mounting pressure to help stave off possible credit defaults across developing nations.More news: Secy. Pompeo denounces boycotts of Israel as anti-Semitic
To address this, the G20 will endorse a plan to extend a debt servicing moratorium for developing countries by six months to mid-2021, with a possibility of a further extension, said a draft G20 communique seen by Reuters.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc's attendance at the G20 Summit conveys the message of Vietnam's positive results in controlling the COVID-19 epidemic and promoting post-pandemic economic recovery, transferring the image of an active, adaptive, open and developing Vietnam that has actively contributed to the common issues of the worldwide community.
Ahead of the summit, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she hoped the United States will adopt a more multilateralist stance under Biden.
Moreover, Jubeir hailed Saudi Arabia's efforts in fighting the impact of the virus, highlighting its establishment of government work groups dedicated to protecting the lives of the citizens.More news: Dallas to Acquire Josh Richardson in Exchange For Seth Curry
"The G20 presidency has conferred an undeserved mark of worldwide prestige on the (Saudi) government", said Michael Page, from Human Rights Watch.