German head of state Angela Merkel called for increased support for both the vaccine collaboration Covax and the World Health Organization (WHO) when she spoke to the G20 summit.
Published:Updated: November 21, 2020 9:09 PM, Published: November 21, 2020 8:48 PM
The leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies, the so-called G20 countries, gathered on Saturday in front of their respective screens for a two-day summit.
– If we stand together all over the world, then we can control and defeat the virus and its consequences. There has also been more effort, Merkel said in her pre-recorded speech.
A global challenge can only be handled with global efforts, she emphasized. She asked Germany’s G20 partners to increase funding for Covax, which has already received a contribution of almost NOK 45 billion.
– We need more reliable funding, better cooperation and more independence, said the German head of state about the WHO.
Before the weekend, Prime Minister Erna Solberg also asked the G20 countries to contribute significant sums to ensure that the whole world has access to corona tests and vaccines.
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Trump left early to play golf
The outgoing US President Donald Trump left the G20 summit after less than two hours and instead went to the golf course, according to journalists who were with him.
Trump spent the first hour tweeting about domestic policy issues that had little to do with the G20 conference.
Sources tell the news agency DPA that Trump got Finance Minister Steven Mnuchin and economic adviser Larry Kudlow to act for him.
The president himself went to his own golf club in Virginia, but the plan is for him to attend the second and final day of the summit on Sunday.
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