According to the document, G20 countries agreed to do everything possible to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.
“The G20 is ready to do whatever it takes to overcome this pandemic, along with the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank Group (WBG), the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations,” the statement said.
In addition, countries pledged to “spare no effort” to protect lives, save jobs and incomes, and help all countries in need of support.
“We also pledge our voluntary resources immediately to the WHO COVID-19 Response Fund, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovation and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. We call on all countries, international organizations, the private sector, philanthropic organizations and individuals to contribute to these efforts,” the document stresses.
This year’s G20 is chaired by Saudi Arabia and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was the first to take the floor. The monarch read his speech, while other leaders and heads of international organizations watched him on monitors in their offices.