Thursday, Jun 24, 2021

G20 2020: Coronavirus pandemic dominates Riyadh summit

Leaders of the world's wealthiest countries are meeting online for a G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia. The virtual gathering is dominated by efforts to end the coronavirus pandemic and deal with its economic fallout.
A draft declaration shows the biggest economies will pledge to pay for fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and testing, so that poor countries are not left out.

Debt relief is also likely to be extended. Saudi Arabia's human rights violations have repeatedly been pointed out ahead of this summit. For example, human rights groups say Saudi women are still oppressed despite the country's efforts to prove the opposite.

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