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G20 meeting: helping the post-covid world

22 November 2020
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G20 meeting: helping the post-covid world

This weekend to host an online meeting of the G20 countries via videoconference. Saudi Arabia will preside until the end of November, according to the established sequence.

This weekend's agenda includes assistance to the weakest economies, the supply of medicines and vaccines, and recovery and recovery from the crisis caused by the pandemic.

The COVID-19 epidemic has already plunged the world into recession, with the desired economic recovery forecast for 2021.

"We must develop accessible tools, create the necessary conditions for the whole world and all peoples," urged the King of Saudi Arabia's presidency, Salman ibn Abdul-Aziz Al Saud.

Among the leaders of the G20, there is concern about an unpleasant trend of exacerbating social stratification, increasing divisions between the rich and the poor, which have been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

French President Emmanuel Macron said: "It is necessary to avoid a development scenario where only the wealthy sectors of society can return to normal living conditions after the virus."

At the summit, everyone made calls to show global solidarity, as well as invest money in a global project to combat Covid-19, called Access to Covid-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed a developed vaccine against the virus called Sputnik V. China is ready to cooperate in the development of a vaccine.

It was also noted that in countries with different levels of infection, economic recovery is uneven and different. Therefore, it was proposed to conclude an international treaty on a pandemic, which will allow to act more coherently and faster.

A plan was approved to extend debt deferral for poor and developing countries, hoping to curb the growth of poverty, chaotic defaults, which has already allowed 44 countries to ease the burden of debt.

US President Donald Trump was not present at the meeting as he was busy playing golf.

Persons 4 in the news

President of Russia
1 place
President of France
2 place
King of Saudi Arabia
3 place
45th President of the United States
4 place
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