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Salman, Trump discuss G-20 efforts to combat COVID-19

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SAUDI King Salman bin Abdulaziz and U.S. President Donald Trump today discussed the efforts of the G-20 countries  to combat COVID-19.

The interaction took place over a phone call.

The two leaders reviewed the work of the G-20 chaired by Saudi Arabia and the efforts made within its meetings to protect lives and livelihoods to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.

They also reviewed the most prominent policies that have been agreed upon to reduce the negative aspects of the pandemic on peoples and the global economy.

Salman stressed that Saudi would continue to support and coordinate the group to confront the effects of COVID-19 on the human and economic levels.

The Saudi king also appreciated the efforts made by the U.S. to promote regional peace, affirming the kingdom’s keenness to reach a lasting and just solution to the Palestinian cause through the Arab Peace Initiative.

It will be recalled that G20 countries have been holding regular meetings to deal with impacts of the deadly virus in various sectors since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis and promised to pump more than $5 trillion into the international economy during a summit in March.

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