onald Trump is said to have told world leaders at the G20 summit that he wishes to keep working with them “for a very long time” while other members concentrated on uniting together to deal with the coronavirus pandemic
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said in the summit’s opening remarks: “We have a duty to rise to the challenge together during this summit and provide a strong message of hope and reassurance.”
The kingdom, which assumed the G20 presidency this year, is the host of the virtual summit that is bringing together leaders from the world’s richest and most developed economies, such as the US, China, India, Turkey, France, the UK and Brazil.
Mr Trump is stated to have actually deviated far from talks on Covid-19 by bringing his campaign to deny the United States 2020 election results to the G20 top.
According to audio of Mr Trump’s remarks gotten by the Observer, the president informed members: “It’s been a terrific honour to deal with you, and I eagerly anticipate working with you once again for a very long time.”
One source informed the paper: “His was the anomalous speech– the only one about domestic matters. Everyone else talked about global matters of life and death”.
As part of the summit, seven leaders launched video messages on “Pandemic Preparedness and Action”. France’s president Emmanuel Macron cautioned of the challenges in getting “universal access to health technologies against Covid-19”.
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On the other hand German chancellor Angela Merkel called for enhancing the World Health Organisation (WHO) and stressed the pandemic can just be overcome if a cost effective vaccine is available to all countries.
In a video declaration launched ahead of the summit, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson attracted international leaders to harness the resources of the world’s most affluent nations to end the Covid-19 pandemic and tackle climate modification.
” Our fates are in each other’s hands,” stated Mr Johnson, who plans to go to 2 virtual events at the summit while self-isolating at home in London after coming into contact with someone who checked positive for Covid-19
King Salman prompted G20 leaders to provide assistance to establishing countries in a co-ordinated way.
The Saudi monarch applauded G20 efforts to inject more than 11 trillion dollars into the global economy this year as stimuli to support organizations and the most susceptible.
He also commended the group for extending securities to those most impacted by the international economic recession, including a G20 decision to suspend financial obligation payments for the world’s poorest nations till mid-2021 to permit those countries to focus their spending on healthcare and stimulus programmes.
” I am confident that the Riyadh top will deliver significant and definitive outcomes and will cause embracing financial and social policies that will restore hope and reassurance to individuals of the world,” King Salman said.
Additional reporting by Associated Press.