"Will Spare No Effort": G20 Leaders On Fair Access To Covid Vaccines

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Speaking at the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said there was a need to develop a new global index "based on talent, technology, transparency and trusteeship towards the planet".

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday proposed constructing a "global firewall" against COVID-19, reducing tariffs and barriers as well as tapping into the booming digital economy to battle the pandemic and reboot the flagging world economy.

The 15th G20 Summit has begun today in a virtual format.

"We may bridge differences through dialogue, resolve disputes through negotiation, and make a joint effort for world peace and development", Mr. Xi said in remarks in the backdrop of the over six-month-long military standoff between India and China in eastern Ladakh.

Erdogan and the Saudi king discussed bilateral relations during the phone call and exchanged views on the G20 summit, the Turkish presidency said late on Friday.

"At the G20 Summit, I called for $4.5 billion to be invested in ACT Accelerator by the end of 2020, for procurement & delivery of COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines everywhere", European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said on Twitter.

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China will pursue clean, low-carbon, safe and efficient use of energy and accelerate the growth of new energy and green industries to promote greener economic and social development in all respects, he said.

G20 leaders said that while global economic activity has partially picked up thanks the gradual reopening of some economies, the recovery is uneven, highly uncertain and subject to downside risks.

Discussions are expected to be dominated by the pandemic's implications and steps for reviving the global economy.

The family of Loujain al-Hathloul, a jailed Saudi women's rights defender believed by her relatives and advocacy organizations to be on hunger strike, has called on the G20 to demand that Saudi Arabia release the prominent activist.

He said China has joined the COVAX facility and stand ready to step up cooperation with other countries on the R&D, production and distribution of vaccines.

The leaders also struck a unified tone on supporting "multilateral" trade as well as the global fight against climate change, but the closing document lacks firm details on numerous issues dominating the virtual summit hosted by Riyadh.

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But the group's leaders face mounting pressure to help stave off possible credit defaults across developing nations.

To address this, the G20 will endorse a plan to extend a freeze in debt service payments by the poorest countries to mid-2021 and endorse a common approach for dealing with debt problems beyond that, the draft communique said.

International Monetary Fund managing director Kristalina Georgieva has warned that the global economy faces a hard road back from the Covid-19 downturn even as vaccines are now in sight.

According to the president, strengthening the global public health system as well as preventing and controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and other infectious diseases are "the most pressing task of the moment".

"Instead of signalling its concern for Saudi Arabia's serious abuses, the G20 is bolstering the Saudi government's well-funded publicity efforts to portray the country as "reforming" despite a significant increase in repression", said Michael Page from Human Rights Watch.

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