Lavrov expressed the interest of the G20 countries in the common fight against COVID 19

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, April 25 – RIA Novosti. Taken by the Group of twenty (G20) in the situation of a pandemic coronavirus solutions show interest in all the leading countries of the world to unite efforts to combat this threat, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov in the program “the Big game” on the First channel.

the Minister noted that today there is a serious and active commitment to international cooperation. He cited the example of the UN adopted a resolution expressing solidarity in the fight against coronavirus and a resolution providing for the availability to all countries of the world achievements in the development of vaccines against coronavirus.

“And let us not forget that the Group of twenty, with all the contradictions that have arisen due to the fact that within this group tried to determine who was to blame and whether to point the finger at one or a few countries, the world health organization, however, the Group of twenty has adopted appropriate decisions. And we believe that these decisions show interest all the leading States, I think that all countries of the world as a whole, to unite,” – said Lavrov.

the G20 action Plan included measures for financing the emergency activities in the health sector; targeted support for vulnerable groups of the population and businesses (including small and medium business) and the creation of conditions for recovery.

in addition, “financial twenty” in conjunction with the Paris club creditors agreed on the basic parameters of the new initiative, the IMF and the world Bank for the deferral of debt payments for countries with low income.

the world health organization on 11 March announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest world health organization, worldwide there were more than 2.6 million cases, more than 181 thousand people died. In Russia the total number of cases is 68 622 people, all died of a disease 615 people, has recovered 4,89 thousand.

Current data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.