Saudi setback over EU push to downgrade G20 presence

A push to downgrade the EU’s attendance at next month’s G20 summit in Riyadh over human rights concerns marks another setback for Saudi plans to host a coming-out party on the world stage.The European Parliament passed a wide-ranging resolution on Thursday calling for the European Union (EU) and its member states to downgrade their representation at the virtual summit in order to “avoid legitimising impunity for human rights violations and ongoing illegal and arbitrary detentions in Saudi Arabia”.The resolution, which coincides with the two-year anniversary of the brutal murder in Istanbul of …

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