Thank you, Your Majesty, for convening this meeting.
We are at war with a virus – and not winning it.
It took the world three months to reach 100,000 confirmed cases of infection.
The next 100,000 happened in just 12 days.
The third took four days.
The fourth, just one and a half.
This is exponential growth and only the tip of the iceberg.
This war needs a war-time plan to fight it.
Solidarity is essential. Among the
G-20 – and with the developing world, including countries in conflict.