WASHINGTON – Finance ministers and central bank governors of the world's largest economy, the G-20, agreed on Monday to develop an action plan in response to the spread of the HIV-19 virus.

The officials also discussed preparations for a virtual summit among the G20 leaders, the current president of Saudi Arabia, will convene in the next few days, the Saudi secretariat said in a statement.

South Korean President Moon Jae-en, a member of the G20, was among those calling for such a summit.

The finance ministers and central bank governors met almost exclusively to discuss the impact of the pandemic on the global economy and agreed to closely monitor the crisis. By: Chhouk Bora