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G20 summit kicks off virtually from Saudi Arabia

The G20 leaders’ meeting began virtually with a live-streamed speech by King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia

The annual summit of leaders of the G20, marked by the economic crisis caused by the pandemic of COVID-19, began virtually with a live broadcast speech from the king Salman bin Abdulaziz from Saudi Arabia, organizing country of the event by exercising the rotating presidency of the group.

“We have a duty to face together during this summit and give a strong message of hope and reassurance adopting measures to mitigate this crisis ”, affirmed the monarch in his welcome message to the rest of the leaders.

During the two days that the event lasts, the member countries of the Group of 20, the twenty main economies of the world, will discuss measures with the objective of promoting a recovery, which both the presidency of the day and several of the participating countries have proposed to be “inclusive” and “sustainable”.

One of the topics that will star in the meeting, as it was in the extraordinary summit of G20 leaders that took place in March, is how to make the vaccine against the COVID-19 for the most developed countries.

“We must work to create the conditions for a affordable and equitable access for everyone“Said Salman, who added that at the same time they have to start developing strategies to be prepared” for future pandemics.

The G20 is made up of Germany, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, the United States, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and the Union European.

Spain is a permanent guest country, while Switzerland, Jordan and Singapore have also been invited to participate this year.

With information from .