Nov. 19 (UPI) — G20 international locations have pumped $11 trillion into financial restoration efforts in response to the coronavirus pandemic this yr, in line with a report by the group launched Thursday forward of its summit this week in Saudi Arabia.

The G20, made up of lots of the strongest financial international locations on the earth, together with the USA, stated the cash devoted to assist nations battle by the coronavirus and restrictions is greater than twice the gross home product of Japan.

“The upcoming G20 Leaders’ Summit will search to strengthen worldwide cooperation to assist the worldwide financial restoration and lay strong foundations for sturdy, sustainable, balanced and inclusive progress,” Saudi Arabia Finance Minister Mohammed bin Abdullah Aljadaan stated in an announcement.

The G20 Summit itself has been affected by the coronavirus. The occasion can be held principally on-line Saturday and Sunday. Worldwide leaders collaborating will deal with continued plans for international financial restoration with the well being and humanitarian challenges created by the pandemic.

The international locations concerned within the G20 symbolize roughly 80% of the world financial output, two-thirds of its inhabitants and three-fourths of worldwide commerce.

Together with the USA and Saudi Arabia, members embrace Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and the European Union.

“Now we have a chance to get well stronger and extra sustainably from this pandemic, with higher social and financial inclusion,” Aljadaan stated. “By means of a united international response, the G-20 is set to proceed tackling the foremost challenges of our time and work in direction of discovering options.”