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G20 to Hold Video Conference to Discuss COVID-19 Today

Author : Odisha Today Bureau | Posted on: 2020-03-26

Leaders of the Group of 20 nations will hold a summit today via video conference to discuss measures to protect the global economy, amid coronavirus pandemic which has claimed over 18,000 lives globally.

 

The summit, which will be chaired by Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, aims to "advance a coordinated global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its human and economic implications," according to the statement published by the G20 Secretariat on Tuesday.



 

In view of the coronavirus outbreak situation, several international organisations — including the United Nations, World Bank, the World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization will take part.

 

The 27 leaders of the EU, the outbreak’s new centre, will also meet by video.

 

Leaders from the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Financial Stability Board, the International Labour Organization, International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development — will also be the part of the conference.

 

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