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Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to hold G20 leaders video summit on coronavirus

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Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative of holding a web-summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Saudi Arabia is to chair a G20 group’s video conference on the novel coronavirus on Thursday. As per an official statement, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will chair the meeting to “advance a coordinated global response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its human and economic implications”. The G20 is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors of 19 countries and the European Union. The member countries are India, US, UK, France, Japan, Russia, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Turkey, Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Indonesia, South Korea and China. Together, the G20 accounts for 90 per cent of the gross world product and two thirds of the world population.  (IANS)

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