China News Service, October 31. According to Euronet, the G20 summit was held on October 30th local time in Rome, the capital of Italy, in a combination of online and offline. The two-day summit will focus on the coronavirus, Promote economic recovery and address major issues such as global climate change.
Data map: International Media Center for the 13th Summit of the Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders.
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The theme of this year’s G20 summit is "People, Earth, and Prosperity." The agenda discussed at the summit includes that shortages and growing problems in the global supply chain may slow down the pace of economic recovery. The meeting will also discuss the debt problems and problems of the poorest countries. The world's efforts to vaccinate the new crown.
Leaders of many countries and heads of international organizations delivered speeches at the opening ceremony of the summit, calling on the international community to strengthen cooperation in response to the new crown epidemic and the fair distribution of new crown vaccines.
Italian Prime Minister Draghi of the G20 presidency welcomed leaders of all countries and delivered a speech at the opening ceremony. He called on all countries to strengthen cooperation to provide the least developed countries with the new crown vaccine and promote the fair distribution of global vaccines.
Draghi said that 70% of the people in the world's rich countries have been vaccinated, which has caused a big difference in the COVID-19 vaccination rates between developed and poor countries, which is morally unacceptable.
He expects that by the middle of 2022, up to 7 adults worldwide will be vaccinated against the new crown.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the meeting by video. In his speech, he called on participating countries to speed up the issue of mutual recognition and vaccine certificates.
He said that due to protectionism and unfair competition in some countries, as well as the lack of mutual recognition of vaccines, not all countries in need have access to vaccines.
He pointed out that the World Health Organization's decision to approve vaccines should be accelerated.
United Nations Secretary-General Guterres called on the G20 to take decisive measures, starting from addressing vaccine inequality and bridging the gap of trust.
He said that the new crown vaccination plan led by the G20 has not been realized due to differences.
Because global coordinated action has relegated to a secondary position, it has been replaced by the hoarding of vaccines and nationalism.
Guterres said he supports a new global COVID-19 vaccination strategy launched by the World Health Organization, which is to vaccinate 40% of people in all countries by the end of the year and 70% by the middle of 2022.
He urged the G20 member states to fully support this strategy and coordinate actions to achieve success, saying that this is the only way to end the epidemic.
Addressing climate change is also one of the main topics of this summit.
Leaders of various countries have realized that by the middle of this century, they will strengthen their efforts to keep the global temperature rise within 1.5 degrees Celsius compared with that before industrialization.
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