Saudi Arabia’s crown prince: G20 will coordinate efforts to tackle coronavirus

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed the pandemic with the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (SPA)
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Updated 16 March 2020

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince: G20 will coordinate efforts to tackle coronavirus

  • Mohammed bin Salman holds a phone call with the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
  • Says G20 will work on medical solutions and easing economic burden

RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Sunday that the G20 will coordinate efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Saudi Arabia holds the G20 presidency and will host the summit in Riyadh in November.

During a phone call with the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the crown prince said the G20 would set policies to help find medical solutions and ease economic burdens, Saudi Press Agency reported. 

The crown prince and Johnson “agreed on the need for an internationally coordinated response to the outbreak, particularly on developing a vaccine and limiting the economic disruption caused by the pandemic,” the UK government said.

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