Coronavirus crisis to dominate Saudi-hosted G20 summit

World / Politics Nov 21, 2020

Coronavirus crisis to dominate Saudi-hosted G20 summit

Saudi Arabia hosts the Group of 20 summit Saturday in a first for an Arab nation, with the downsized virtual forum dominated by efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and a crippling economic crisis. The two-day meeting of the world's wealthiest nations comes as President ...

China has given $2.1 billion of debt relief to poor countries

Asia Pacific Nov 20, 2020

China has given $2.1 billion of debt relief to poor countries

China has extended debt relief to developing countries worth a combined $2.1 billion under the G20 framework, the highest among the group's members in terms of the amount deferred, the country's Finance Minister Liu Kun said on Friday. Liu's comments come as African countries, hammered ...

G20 ministers agree on need to ease coronavirus border controls

National Sep 4, 2020

G20 ministers agree on need to ease coronavirus border controls

Foreign ministers from the Group of 20 major economies confirmed Thursday the importance of easing border control restrictions imposed to reduce the risks of coronavirus infections, according to Saudi Arabia, president of the framework this year. The ministers "acknowledged the importance of opening borders, uniting ...