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live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, welcome to all of you watching us here in the united states, canada, and around the world, i'm kim brunhuber. this is "cnn newsroom." it's now 10:00 a.m. in rome. the ceremony to open the g20 summit in rome begins this hour. this is the first time leaders have been able to meet face-to-face in more than two years to face a whole agenda of critically important issues. the ire ran nuclear deal will be the subject of the u.s., uk, germany and france. biden heads to glasgow, scotland
for the cop26 climate conference. cnn's ben weed dament and kevin c cliptak in rome. ben, big picture here, looking ahead to what's coming up. what are we expecting? >> reporter: well, what we're expecting a variety of subjects including climate change, a leadup to monday's cop26 summit in glasgow. they're going to be discussing this question of a minimum global corporate tax to be imposed on companies around the world. they're going to be discussing, as you said, the global supply chain crisis. and the covid -- rather, the coronavirus pandemic, which, of course, has paralyzed much of the world for the last two years. and last year, they were --
these members of the g20 were unable to meet because of the pandemic. that was held, that summit was held, remotely, hosted by saudi arabia. they're talking about the possibility of setting up a global body to deal with perhaps the next pandemic that could be headed our way. so there's plenty on the plate. now, the question is, can they agree on a concrete plan of action. keep in mind, this group of countries produces about 85% of the world's greenhouse gases. and accounts for about 80% of world gdp. so if they can't agree on something, it's questionable how those participants, the approximately 100 leaders who will be gathering in glasgow on monday can agree on anything. kim. >> all right. and just for our viewer, the
picture you're seeing next to ben, those are live pictures as the leaders arrive there in rome. so, kevin, turning to president biden, specifically, much. narrative here around this g20 has been around this idea of biden having to heal risks of allies, restore the very idea of american leadership around the world. i mean, that's a huge lift there for him. this is a subject you've written about. so, how does he go about actually doing that? >> reporter: well, he starts just by showing up. and the president is, of course, very committed to the idea of multilateralism. his presence at the summit, just the enthusiastic presence here at g20 in rome can go a long way. that's a major contrast to the former president donald trump who is often at these summits somewhat begrudgingly, before the summits, asking his aides whether he has to attend.
and his aides would say, yeah, you got to go and would sometimes create hassles, between the leaders, this division, and president biden is, of course, doing the opposite of that. what he's finding it's easier said than done. when he was at the g7 summit in cornwall, he came with american leadership is back. and all of these questions thrown into questions, the withdrawal from afghanistan, that they said was handled poorly, they said they weren't consulted. and the white house said that's not true, they consulted them just fine. and then the nuclear submarines, that the president tried to smooth over with french president emmanuel macron. today, the president comes with three items on his agenda, one, trying to secure an agreement for that global minimum tax, that is one of the main items
he's been pressing on with u.s. secretary janet yellen. the second is energy prices. gas prices remain very high in the united states and the president wants to press energy producers to produce a supply to try to get a handle on that. and the third is iran, iran nuclear deal. this is one of those issues that the president wants to distinguish himself from president trump. he wants to re-enter the iran deal, he's finding that, again, that's easier said than done. he'll be on the sideline with leaders from the united kingdom, germany and france, sort of the e-3 on getting on the same page and going forward. and the u.s. has been back indirectly in talks that have been languishing since may or so, since the innerian presidential election. the iranians say they want to get back together, but there's skepticism in washington what
their purposes are. but the president wants to go from there. and the president wants to show he's back at the table, back talking, but we'll see how that goes. there's, as you said, some skepticism with that. certainly, president biden is viewed a lot more favorably than president trump. but he really needs to put some actions behind those words at the moment. >> yeah. as you say, the mood very different now than it was for his european tour in june. again, for our viewers, we're seeing various world leaders coming up and being greeted by the italian prime minister mario draghi. ben, looking back on yesterday, biden's two key meetings, i want to start with biden's meeting with the french president emmanuel macron. do you get that the president accepted the disaster with the submarine as they would see it? >> reporter: i think they would
say, kim, it was well received. that biden's position in the whole affair was handled colucol clumsily. and i think there's anger over the way the deal was dealt with, keeping in mind that france and australia appeared to have concluded that $66 billion deal for diesel, the sale of diesel submarines to australia. and suddenly, that deal was scrapped and it was replaced by a deal between the united states, the uk and australia. so, you know, the french reacted in a way that really underscored at the time how angry they were. they re-called their ambassador to washington, something that has not happened between the two countries before. yesterday, president biden went and met with president macron on french territory, at the french embassy here in rome.
and the body language, the words he used certainly indicated that he's very eager to restore french/u.s. relations to what they were before. but let's also keep in mind that the whole afghanistan situation was also a source of unhappiness between paris and washington, as it was most european capitals, as well, were not happy with the way the u.s. handled the whole affair. going back to the trump administration, which basically had a unilateral agreement with the taliban. and then the implementation of that agreement was far from neat, shall we say. but just to sum it, yes, i think that perhaps some of the wrinkles have been ironed out between paris and washington. and time, perhaps, will iron out the rest of those wrinkles.
kim. >> all right. and then, kevin, the other big meeting there, biden says with the pope, it was unusually long. what did you make of their meeting and the fact that it apparently touched on the political controversy of biden's very standing as a catholic? >> reporter: yeah, i think what was striking was the way that meeting sort of spans the political issues and the very personal issues. president biden, of course, very devout catholic, the second catholic american president goes to mass almost every week, once considered joining the priesthood himself. and that really was evident in the meeting with pope francis, and you saw that in the sort of scattered images you saw coming out of their greetings. the president very talkative, very warm with pope francis, this was the fourth time they'd met. this was not the first time they met. and the white house saying climate is one of the issues that the pope wants to talk
about, he wanted to stress that the nation needs to do more to help nations cope. covid came up. the president didn't press biden to donate more vaccines but it was discussed, that again, wealthy nations have to help the poor nations to combat the covid but what came out afterwards, the pope told him that he was a good catholic, and he should continue receiving communion. that was a reference to the dustup back in the united states where conservative bishops are pressing to deny american politicians who support abortion rights to women, they want to the deny them communion. and the president said that essentially the pope was on the opposite side of that. very personal, very long. it was 90 minutes, one-on-one. that's much longer than the pope generally meets with foreign leaders. and officials said afterwards, the president talked to them and sort of briefed on it afterwards, they said. but it was just striking how
much it meant to the president. and, of course, it would mean a lot to the president. this is a pope that counseled the president after the death of his son beau in 2015. they kept in touch can sort of, they met between now and then. and the president actually presented the pope with a coin that bore the insignia of the delaware national guard, the military pact that he was in. and it touched on other issues but really more symbolic than any one issue. >> seemingly agree on the rap p rapport between the two. >> just to come at it from. two different angles, whatever comes of the g20 on the conference, the elephant in the room is whether the u.s. commitments, whether they might be in the end, are worth anything, the sort of back and forth, hyperpolarized nature of
u.s. politics. they vacillate between republicans and democrats, they promise something and pull their commitments, how is that affecting the outcome there? but i want to start with you, in terms of the international view on this. >> reporter: well, let's keep in mind that the g20 had begun to deal, was started to deal, with the economic crises of the 1990s. and they didn't actually first meet until the late 2008, dealing with another economic crisis. the idea was to bring the world's major developed and developing economies together, as a united group to deal with the challenges facing the world. but what we've seen since the late 1990s, and certainly, since 2008, is that u.s. power has diminished, as the u.s. has become preoccupied with domestic politics. as china has become an evermore
important economic powerhouse in the world, and, therefore, the dynamics are changing. and so, it is more difficult now, with competing polls, whether in the global economy, with politics, with some powers rising, some powers shrinking, how they will meet, and some sort of -- some point of consensus. and that's going to be increasingly difficult as you have so many diverse interests joined within this group. and as i said before, if this group of countries which makes up the majority of the producers of greenhouse gases, and the great majority of the world's gdp cannot agree on the important issues facing the world. cop26 is going to be something of a bust, because if the big
powers, and the big economies can't agree on anything, then the world as a whole is going to have a hard time as well. so, it's going to be a challenge. and as i said, with a changing world, a rapidly changing world, unity at this point, and in confronting challenges is going to be difficult. >> yeah, but the u.s. may agree to something, but the question is whether they will stick with it, kevin. i'll ask you how does biden convince the world then that, you know from the u.s. perspective, our word is our bond. and it won't be broken by whoever controls the levers of power next? >> reporter: yeah, it's very difficult, you talk about the iran nuclear deals and the paris climate accord, those are all things that the former president withdrew from that this president wants to get back in. there's no guarantee that the next president, whether it's donald trump or another republican won't just scrap the whole thing again and we are
back to where we started really. and you saw this dynamic playout, this macro dynamic playout in micro form just before the president left for rome and g20, where when he was trying to convince the democrats behind this massive spending bill that contains more than $500 billion for climate change. the president sort of told them if he arrives in rome without a deal, it would be embarrassing. and he locked eyes with lawmakers in the oval office and told them american prestige was on the line if they couldn't come together with an agreement. and they didn't yet. there is a framework agreement, but there hasn't been a vote yet. and this is all sort of illustrating the problems that the president has, even in convincing his own party, to get behind something that the world can look and say american democracy is delivering for its people. and that, in the end, is the underpinning the president's entire foreign policy which is democracies must prove that they can deliver results for their people.
and the president is trying to do that, certainly, he's trying. and the white house says that they believe that borne leaders are savvy enough to recognize that the president is trying. and that he has political difficulties, and they understand american politics, they're politicians themselves. but in the end, the sort of messy negotiations and hyperpolarized american politics does have a way of bearing itself on the foreign stage. and the president is trying his best, of course, to get around that. but with of these things, there's a number of obstacles. and the president is finding that it's easier said than done, to do a lot of these things. and he comes to this summit today, sort of to demonstrate that he's trying to do them, but that he's not necessarily achieving them yet. >> all right. listen, we'll have to leave it there for now. but we will hopefully bring you back later on in the show. ben wedeman and kevin liptak,
appreciate your expertise and analysis, thanks so much. still ahead, we'll have much more on the opening moments of the g20 summit before the pandemic. you're seeing live pictures arrive and greeted by the prime minister mario draghi. we will have much more on all of this coming up please do stay with us.
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and each other. ♪ this is cnn breaking news. the g20 summit of the world's largest economies is now preparing to get down to work. you're seeing live pictures of leaders as they arrive there in rome. now, it's been more than two years since the group last met in person. and as i say, you're seeing them being welcomed there by italy's prime minister. over the next two days, the g20 will aim to come up with concrete action that's can be taken worldwide to reduce carbon emissions, distribute vaccines more fairly, unclog the global supply chain and much more. and of the people that you'll be seeing coming up and seeing the prime minister there, the chinese president xi jinping, one of the most noticeable
absences from the g20. he won't be there. and he's intending to make an appearance via video link said. david culver joins me from shanghai. david, as you know, china, the biggest emitter of gas and becoming a target of the various world leaders, one of the reasons why president xi chose to give the conference a miss? >> reporter: you would think, right, kim, the possibility that everyone is going to be talking about you and your country and putting that pressure on you amongst the other world leaders, yeah, perhaps a good reason to skip this one out. but it could be because there is another covid outbreak here, particularly in the capital of beijing, in order to return to shine, president xi would have to do what everyone else does in beijing, is a quarantine.
and the reason he has to do that, he has a big party meeting in a few coming weeks. that is made notably to the national stage and to the nationalistic audience. but climate is going to be huge. so, i think we make a mistake, their not attending in person, xi not being with other world leaders particularly when it continues on to cop26 is indicative of china falling short of any big promises. short, in terms what you look forward to now as far as their pledges it does not meet what some of the other countries are doing. however, china, as pointed to me multiple times they will overpromise and overdeliver. that's what the route is here. china is a huge domestic authority as well. a few months ago, president xi jinping stressed green is gold. this isn't just rhetoric. i think what you have to see, they're looking at this from a national security perspective.
securing energy is huge here. they're try new york and more to move off coal. more than 60 of this you can country is powered by coal and they're looking for solutions and renewables, leading the world in that power. investing in manufacturing and rolling it out on a massive scale. now, they've had their shortcomings and struggles. just a few weeks ago, they tried to rein in the emissions and they had massive power outages, people in elevators and places going dark. they had to start up the production lines, make sure they keep the energy flowing and that does mean relying still on coal. but they do intend to push forward with their targets. and perhaps the targets aren't as ideal as some would hope, but they could overdeliver on this. and that's what is wildly expected, especially coming to cop26, to see see china, we don't know what they lay out, but whatever they do on a
massive scale and they tend to stick with it certainly because it benefits them as well. kim. >> yeah, we'll be watching to see what they do promise there. david culver in shanghai, thanks so much. and russian president vladimir putin isn't showing up at the summit either he's set to address by video link as well. putin will speak with what is called a russia nationwide working period to try to get covid under control. for mon on this, sam kiley from moscow. sam, first, let's start with the g20. what are we expecting to hear from putin? >> reporter: well, i think, kim, he will address all of those issues. that the g20 has set itself up to look at, trying to get an equalized distribution, or something closer to an equal distribution of covid vaccines worldwide. putin expected to say by end of this year, they want 40% of the
population worldwide with access to vaccines, raised to 70% next year. also trying to have to deal with international mutual recognition between nations of the different vaccines. he's also going to be talking in broad terms about the need to raise up inequalities. or try to deal with inequalities between the developing world and the developed world. kind of predictable stuff that is consistent with his efforts to appear a broad-brush, big-thinking figure on the international stage. but i think the reality is, there is a covid problem here, kim. the daily death tolls have broken records the last four days. we're just waiting for the latest figures to come out. yesterday was 1168 deaths from covid. the nation is going into the weekend, long compulsory, not quite stay at home, but stay away from work. and other strict pieces of legislation here and there,
depending on regional legislation, or regional rules. but ultimately, at the moment, in terms of the broader cop-26 type agenda, and a lot of this g20, being seen, certainly as by the media as a preliminary meeting ahead of cop26, this is a country that relies entirely on fossil fuels for its own needs and for a massive part of its economic force, in terms of ex pours, particularly at a time when it's enduring sanctions from the international community, notably, the european union, over its illegal annexation of crimea, kim. and it's those sorts of issues that really matter to russia, and particularly to vladimir putin. he hasn't really engaged with a green agenda. he's still trying to keep things very much on the geo strategic level. perhaps still in something of almost a cold war mind-set. kim. >> all right. thanks so much, sam kiley, reporting to us from moscow.
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meet on the supply chain crisis. biden then hits to glasgow, scotland for the cop26 conference. let's bring in white house reporter kevin liptak. kevin, big picture, what are you expecting from biden today? >> reporter: well, he's got three big issues on his plate today. the first is trying to secure an agreement for this global minimum tax. it's something that he's been pushing for the last several months he's been helped by secretary janet yellen. they're basically trying to get countries to end the sort of race to the bottom on corporate tax rates to embrace this 15% minimum corporate tax rate. they have had some success in that. and they do expect today, the president expects todayer that the g20 will sort of formally endorse this in their talks. the second big agenda item for the president today is energy prices, of course, gas prices, in the united states are rising. they're higher than they have been historically in a long time. and the president wants to talk to producers who are here at the g20 to increase supply.
and that would help him politically, of course, and in americans' pocketbooks back home. and the third big issue is the iran nuclear deal. the president is meeting on the sideline with the heads of the united kingdom, germany and france to talk ago the sort of slogging talks that have been ongoing about re-entering the nuclear deal. i'm told that german chancellor merck merck called for the meeting and it's meant to get all the parties on the same page as the talks reach a point where they need to decide what to do really. they haven't convened the negotiations about the iran nuclear deal in several months since the iranian presidential election unfolded but iran says it's ready to get back to the table at the end of the november. but there's skepticism in washington about what their real intentions are. and they need to decide what to do next. whether they impose new sanctions on iran. whether they let the talks
proceed from however long they might proceed and see where it goes from there. they really want to get on the same page, mostly, they just want the united kingdom, germany and france to sort of know what they're doing. there isn't a real takeaway, a deliverable they're expecting from the meeting, but they do want to sort of go into it and come out of it with a united front. kim. >> you talked about a meeting with boris johnson, he just saw him come in and get greeted by italy's prime minister, among many who have been trouping through here. we just saw the president of the european commission there a minute ago coming through. so, kevin, biden wanted a win coming in here to show off at the g20 in terms of getting his signature items passed by the democrats and nancy pelosi, they couldn't have been more stark with their warnings what was at stake here, no less than his presidency on the line, according to the president
himself. how big of a blow was it that he couldn't get his own house in order at this meeting that was meant to project u.s. leadership to the world? >> reporter: well, it's a disappointment. i mean, these talks are not ending, this deal -- i mean, it seems like it is on track to pass at some point but it was certainly a disappointment for the president because he set this deadline for himself. he told lawmakers in the oval office over the last couple weeks that if he didn't show up at the summit with a deal in hand, that american prestige was on the line. and he showed up with a framework but not really a deal. there's still a lot of mistrust between the very factions of the american democratic party, between the progressives and more moderate senators. and they don't expect a vote while he's here. and congress doesn't return until he gets back so it is a disappointment. the president has said repeatedly that democracies must deliver for their people, that's sort of the whole basis for his foreign policy as he tries to compete with china and other
autocratic nations like russia. but when he comes to the summit and doesn't have a deal in hand it raises questions whether he can worst democrats back home in agreeing in something. there will be a deal at some point, the safety net and the united states will be expanded dramatically it does show sort of the sausage making in you of this. is sort of demonstrates the increasing polarization in american politics which foreign leaders see from abroad and look at skeptically and wonder if america can regain its standing on the global stage when thing are so dysfunctional back home. kim. >> yeah. and back home, real-world conditions for americans have deteriorated which are in part, i guess, responsible for biden's sliding poll numbers. we're seeing, you know, slow growth, inflation, high gas numbers, supply chain shortages. so, you alluded to this a little earlier, but concretely, how is he hoping to address some of
those issues here at the g20? i just want to quickly before you answer, note, that we saw canadian prime minister justin trudeau coming in a minute ago, wearing a poppy there for remembrance day. but, yeah, how is he hoping to come up with something specific to deal with those things affecting americans most back home? >> reporter: well, on the energy issue specifically, the president does want to put pressure on producers like opec. at this point, it's not clear whether he'll speak directly to the saudi representative at the g20. as of a couple days, the white house officials did not believe that the saudi prince mohammed sal man would be at the g20, and he has not come in with the specific barrels that he wants released but coming in to keep energy prices reasonable and increase the supply. on the supply chain issue, sort of a topic that the president,
of course, very focused on. it's affecting everything back in the united states. whether it's imports from china, food prices have increased. and the president has actually convened a special session of the g20 tomorrow to address it. there are a number of options on the president's plate to try and fix this. the one option that's been raised in the united states is calling in the national guard and ask them to help break this gridlock. but these are issues that are complex there are many levels where things are getting clogged. and things are backing up. the one major issue with all of this is one of the key players who could potentially assist in all of this, which would be china's xi jinping is not at these talks. the white house has said that actually it's not a bad thing, necessarily. it actually presents an opportunity for countries like the united states and europe to set the agenda. but when china isn't here, there are all these issues that has its hand in whether it's climate, whether it's energy,
whether it's sloupply chain issues, whether it's the economy that they can't necessarily speak face-to-face. >> all right. so many issues to get a handle on there. thanks so much for your analysis. we'll keep following this, of course, throughout the day, kevin liptak, thanks so much. ♪ demonstrators gathered in cities around the world, ahead of g20 and cop26 summits to demand action on the climate crisis. in london, high-profile activist greta thunberg joined the protests against the financial institutions that fund climate producers. scott mclean joins us from london. as i said, greta thunberg was there. what did she say? >> reporter: okay, yeah. she actually didn't say anything. she was sort of there meeting the small number of climate campaigners that had shown up to
chant outside of a bank to try to make their message heard. but she didn't speak to the crowd. she didn't get on a bull horn or anything like this. this is one of a small chain of protests held around the world trying to convince the global banking system to divest from fossil fuel investments and not to fund any further fossil fuel developments for the sake of the climate. the one in london focused specifically on standard charter bank and for its part, it says that it does have a climate change plan. it wants all of its, pledging all of its investments by 2050 will be net carbon neutral. and also says it won't have any clients that won't be 5% reliable on coal for energy. and at that event, that was still not nearly enough, kim. >> so the british, you know, they're hosting cop26, as we
set, the u.s. secretary-general wasn't rosy on the outlook. and that glasgow will not deliver, so not a very optimistic look into this pivotal event so are the british hopeful that meaningful progress will come out of the summit? >> reporter: not very. here we are less than 24 hours before the cop26 begins in scotland. and you have the spokesperson for the prime minister saying the success of that summit very much hangs in the balance. saying, yeah, there has been some progress in getting some countries to pledge a little bit more, to pledge to be carbon neutral decades from now. the reality is that things need to happen much, much quicker and those pledges need to get a heck of a lot more ambitious in order to keep global demp rises above 1.5. the british government believes you have to have greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in order to
stay under that threshold. the prime minister has been quite blunt in the past couple of weeks about what he thinks the chances of success at glasgow are. this is what he said earlier this week. listen. >> it's going to be very, very tough, this summit. and i'm very worried, because it might go -- it might go wrong. we might not get the agreements that we need. and it's touch and go. >> reporter: now, one of the countries that he really needs to convince is the chinese. china alone is responsible for about a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. now, johnson spoke with chinese president xi jinping on the phone yesterday. and climate change, of course, was one of the issues that they discussed. but there are no public signals that china plans to announce any significant changes. or any more ambitious goals than the very modest climate change targets, that it's announced already.
kim. >> all right. we'll keep watching, thanks so much, scott mclean, really appreciate that. and we're watching world leaders arrive at the g20 summit in rome. we're going to show you some live pictures of that. in the last few minutes we have seen the leaders of australia, spain, uk, canada, india, just to name a few. and we're waiting for president biden to arrive. our coverage continues in a moment. please do stay with us.
well, you're watching live pictures from rome, as world leaders are arriving this hour for the start of the g20 summit. while you should be able to see their cars pulling up, and then they go down a little red carpet. and they're being officially welcomed by the italian prime minister mario draghi. well, it's the answer to the
prayers of many parents. the covid vaccine for young children could be just days away, after the fda's approval of the pfizer vaccine in 5 to 11-year-olds, they're one-step closer to that vital protection. cnn's nick watt has details. >> reporter: pfizer can start shipping vaccine doses for those younger kids 5 to 11 because the fda just granted emergency use authorization. there. could be shots in little arms as soon as wednesday if the cdc gr green-lights. >> this is a great day for the health and well-being of children. >> reporter: vaccine mandates for older folks are the hot button issue right now. florida's governor just filed a suit for mandate for federal contractor. >> many people have recovered from covid and also have strong immunity through prior infection. >> reporter: a cdc study of 7,000 people hospitalized with covid-like illness state we now
have additional evidence that reaffirms the importance of covid-19 vaccines even if you have had prior infection. vaccination can prior a higher more robust and more consistent level of immunity. in rhode island, a mandate kicks in for state health workers sunday. there are holdouts. >> we'll work on other plans to activate strategies including the national guard if necessary. >> reporter: in iowa, lawmakers granting unemployment benefits to anyone fired for failing to get a shot. and in oakland, california, the school board voted to unenroll currently eligible, but unvaccinated kids, come january 1. or teach them online only. now, important to underline that this pfizer vaccine would be the first vaccine for kids as young as 5 to roll out here in the united states. what happens next? well, cdc advisers meet tuesday. if they're on board, it goes to
the cdc director. if she green-lights, we could be seeing those shots in kids' arms wednesday morning in the u.s. important to note, the kids' dose is a third of the dose that's being stuck into older people. nick watt, cnn, los angeles. and as we mentioned, world leaders are arriving for. g20 summit in rome. we're going to pop up more live pictures as they arrive. in the last five or ten minutes or so, we saw boris johnson from the uk, canada's justin trudeau. angela merkel was there. china's prime minister arrived. of course, xi jinping will not be there in person. and turkey's erdogan is here, recip tayyip erdogan just doing up his jacket, he'll be greeted by italian prime minister mario draghi. one of the many world leaders
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the g20 summit of the world's largest economies is now preparing to get down to work. you see live pictures there. it's been more than two years since the group last met in person. right now, the members are officially being welcomed as they come in. queen elizabeth's doctor-ordered rest period will go on weeks longer than indicated. buckingham palace said the monarch was told not to undergo any other visits and rest for two weeks. this as the palace is tight-lipped about her condition. cnn's max foster reports. >> reporter: the queen effectively been ordered to stay at home according to her medics. according to buckingham palace statements, her-s doctors advi to stay home for at least two weeks. we're not told specifically what medical condition she might be suffering from. we're told by the palace that is
a matter of patient confidentiality. and the statement continues that she can undertake desk-type duties during the time, include something virtual audiences. we have seen her calling out video calls over the last two weeks. and she has looked pretty well. and the queen remains in good spirits and continues light duties from her medics. key events are the upcoming top 20 summit holding a reception there for world leaders. we're told on friday she did record a message for that reception. she said she was well enough to do that. this is very much a situation that the palace is aware that people are concerned about the queen's condition but trying to calm nerves at the same time. max foster, cnn, hamphire.
>> and we're putting up live pictures of the g20 as leaders are arriving through. we saw brazil's president, jair bolsonaro, we had german chance chancellor mer myrrh. the turkish president recip tayyip erdogan. of course, this is the first in person meeting for two years. and, you know, dealing with many issues, most prominent, of course, will be climate change. we're expecting president biden to arrive any minute. of course, the u.s. will be hosting sideline talks today between the u.s., uk, germany and france. they're just meeting with the italian prime minister mario draghi there. they're all coming in, and greeting each other. i think that is all we have.
i can't quite hear the count. but i think that's we're going to -- we're going to leave it on the pictures here live from rome. i'm kim brunhuber. i really appreciate you spending your day with me. we have cnn special coverage of the g20 summit continuing, with "new day" next. in a 21 month study, scientists proved that rid- x reduces up to 20% of waste build up every month. take the pressure off with rid-x.
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