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Now is the time to restore international cooperation

Coordinated action is crucial to ending pandemic and creating new prosperity

A photo of Group of 20 leaders is projected onto Salwa Palace in the At-Turaif District, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on Nov. 20.   © Reuters

"Coordinated global action, solidarity, and multilateral cooperation are more necessary today than ever," said the Group of 20 leaders' declaration issued after the summit ended on Sunday. But bridging global divides is no simple matter, and each country must be ready to do its part.

U.S. President Donald Trump, who has made few public appearances since the presidential election, was present at the online summit, but he left early to play golf.

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