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G-7 Leaders Pledge Continued Fiscal Support for Economies (4)

Feb. 20, 2021, 6:01 AM

Leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations pledged during a call on Friday to sustain government spending to help economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic as they attempted to start a new chapter in multilateral cooperation.

As U.S. President Joe Biden made his debut as leader on the world stage the discussion centered on how to, in the words of British host Boris Johnson, “build back better” after the health crisis.

“We will continue to support our economies to protect jobs and support a strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive recovery,” the G-7 said in a statement published after ...