G20 Virtual Summit | Trudeau emphasizes the importance of uniting in the face of the pandemic - The Canadian
Wednesday, December 2

G20 Virtual Summit | Trudeau emphasizes the importance of uniting in the face of the pandemic


(Ottawa) The G20 summit concluded on Sunday in the virtual presence of many leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.



The Canadian Press

In the morning, Saudi King Salman ben Abdul Aziz al-Saoud handed over the presidency of the G20 to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

In a statement, Justin Trudeau said he stressed the importance of coming together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and revive the economy.

He also promoted equitable access to the vaccine and treatment against COVID-19 for all countries.

“It is only together that we can overcome the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow and create a more resilient world that benefits everyone,” he said in his statement.

Mr. Trudeau also says he discussed the importance of fighting climate change.

The Prime Minister took part on Sunday morning in a discussion on saving the planet and the approach known as the circular carbon economy. However, he did not deliver a speech.

Several leaders spoke during the event, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump.

Mr. Trump, who is widely criticized for his environmental record, insisted that his administration had worked tirelessly to improve air and water quality.

“To protect American workers, I pulled the United States out of the unfair and unilateral Paris climate agreement,” he said. The Paris agreement was not designed to save the environment, it was designed to kill the American economy. ”

The world’s most powerful leaders have had to settle for meeting virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The discussions on Saturday also focused mainly on the management of the pandemic, and on ways to get out of the crisis.




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