G20: World leaders start arriving in Brisbane

THE King of Saudi Arabia is one of many world leaders expected to arrive in Brisbane today ahead of this weekend’s G20 summit.

South African president Jacob Zuma was the first to arrive yesterday, touching down at Brisbane International Airport about 4:00am.

He was greeted by Queensland Premier Campbell Newman before being whisked away in a presidential motorcade – the first of many yet to come over the next few days.


The majority of attending dignitaries, including the King of Saudi Arabia are scheduled to begin arriving in Brisbane today, although US president Barack Obama will not land until Saturday morning.

At 7:00pm last night, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron tweeted he was headed to Australia for the G20 where “problems with the global economy and Ebola will be top of the agenda”. 

PICTURE: A Saudia Cargo Boeing 744F arriving at Brisbane. Courtesy of ABC (Supplied by Daniel Vorbach)