DUBAI (Reuters) – The Group of 20 major economies did not leave “any stone unturned” in engaging private investors to participate in a debt relief initiative for the world’s poorest countries, Saudi Arabia’s finance minister said on Wednesday.
“We called on the private investors to participate, we engaged with them … to ensure that we have coordination in putting forward a framework for voluntary participation by the private investors,” Mohammed al-Jadaan said during a press briefing.
Saudi Arabia is hosting the G20 this year.
G20 officials agreed to extend a freeze in official bilateral debt payments by six months, and expressed disappointment about the absence of private-sector creditors in the moratorium.
Reporting by Davide Barbuscia; Editing by Chris Reese