• G-20 Leaders Vow To Do 'Whatever It Takes To Overcome' Virus

Photo of a television screen taken during a G20 leaders video conference, March 26
Photo of a television screen taken during a G20 leaders video conference, March 26
The leaders of the Group of 20 major economies have committed to presenting a united front against the novel coronavirus and pledged to do "whatever it takes" to ride out the pandemic.

In a joint statement adopted during a special video conference on Thursday, G-20 leaders said they would work to ensure the flow of key response materials, including medical supplies, agricultural products, and other goods and services, across borders.

The group also agreed to continue "bold and large-scale fiscal support" to minimize the impact of COVID-19, adding that they are injecting over 4.8 trillion dollars into the global economy to mitigate the impacts of the virus outbreak.

On trade, they reiterated their goal to realize a free, fair, non-discriminatory environment and to keep markets open.

The leaders stressed their confidence that working closely together would help overcome the current crisis and also vowed to cooperate with international organizations, including the World Health Organization, International Monetary Fund and World Bank.■

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