Saudi-Africa summit postponed over coronavirus
Saudi Arabia postponed the Saudi-Africa summit and the Arab-African summit, which were to be held in the first three months of the year, over coronavirus.
The Saudi foreign ministry announced this in a statement published by state news agency.
The Arab-African summit was initially scheduled to hold in Riyadh in November 2019 before it was rescheduled to this year.
A statement by the Arab League said at the time that “It was decided to postpone the date to host the Arab-African summit, formerly scheduled to be held on 25 November in Riyadh.”
The summit is the fifth of its kind to be held in the context of a partnership between Arab and African countries.
The first Arab-African summit was held in Cairo in 1977, the second in the Libyan city of Sirte in 2010, the third in Kuwait in 2013, and the fourth in Guinea in 2016.