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G20 convenes for the emergency online summit due to coronavirus

Saudi Arabia wants to combine the efforts of all countries to respond to the pandemic and its consequences

Saudi Arabia, which led the G20 club this year, is convening its members because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic COVID-19.

Riyadh wants to hold an extraordinary club summit next week, and in order to prevent the spread of infection, the Saudi authorities have proposed an online meeting format, the G20 statement said.

The Saudi authorities want to develop a coordinated response to the pandemic, as well as the humanitarian and economic consequences that it will lead to.

“The G20 will work with international organizations in whatever way is deemed necessary to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. G20 leaders will propose coordinated policies to protect people and protect the global economy,” a statement released on March 17 said.

The summit will be based on the achievements of the ministers of finance and the heads of the central banks of the G20, senior officials of healthcare, trade and foreign affairs.

Recall that at the moment in the world there are more than 204 thousand infected, and the number of victims exceeded 8 thousand. At the same time, more than 82 thousand people recovered.

At the same time, the virus did not bypass Saudi Arabia — 171 infected were recorded here.

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