Britain urges G20 to adhere to summit pledges

LONDON - Britain’s Treasury chief urged G-20 nations to help the global economy recover by following through with their summit pledges to shun protectionism.

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Published: Sun 5 Apr 2009, 5:48 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:20 AM

Alistair Darling said the global economy slid more quickly and more severely than anyone had predicted last year but an agreement reached at last week’s summit in London could make a “very substantial difference.”

“Obviously the test is whether or not everything we agreed is implemented and implemented fully, particularly in relation to protectionism ... and of course it has to be backed up by individual action by countries in every part of the world,” he said in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corp.

Darling, who is due to deliver Britain’s annual budget on April 22, was quoted as saying by Britain’s Sunday Times that it was unlikely there would be any economic recovery in Britain before the end of 2009.

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