Rep. Bass: “I commend the pledges made thus far by leaders of the G-20 to help the most vulnerable countries, particularly on the African continent.”
California Rep. Karen Bass is applauding the actions of G-20 countries in helping Africa combat COVID-19.
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement in response to the G20’s financial assistance pledges for developing countries to confront COVID-19-related economic fallout.
“I commend the pledges made thus far by leaders of the G-20 to help the most vulnerable countries, particularly on the African continent where some countries where already face ongoing complex humanitarian emergencies. The long-term impact on African countries will can be devastating.
“The actions taken by G-20 countries to address the pressing challenges ahead for Africa are particularly commendable as they themselves are fighting to save their own citizens and economy. Their recognition that in these unprecedented times, solidarity is critically important as the world grapples to overcome this crisis.”