G20 commerce ministers reach consensus on supply flow amid COVID-19 pandemic

EYEAFRICA TV: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Commerce ministers of the Group of 20 major economies issued a joint statement on Tuesday, to ensure consistent cross-border flow of necessary supplies for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The statement also says it will ensure that the items and services reach affected areas at affordable prices, especially in developing and under-developed countries.

The G20 calls for maintaining an open market, and a fair and stable environment for trade. It vows to put efforts into eliminating trade barriers and disruptions to the global supply chain.

Yang Zhengwei, deputy director of the Department of International Economic and Trade Relations of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, said on Thursday that Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan shared China’s valuable experience in fighting COVID-19 at the ministerial meeting.

“During the conference, the Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan talked about China’s experience in the fight against COVID-19. He also called on members to strengthen international cooperation to help fight the pandemic. The minister also said that China will take action to maintain the stability of the global industrial chain, and actively facilitate efforts to fight against the virus,” Yang said in an interview with China Global Television Network.

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