Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, May 14

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ALGIERS — A team of Chinese medical experts on Thursday arrived in Algiers, capital of Algeria, to help the North African country fight the coronavirus.

During their 15-day stay in Algeria, the Chinese experts will share their experiences in COVID-19 treatment with their Algerian counterparts. (Algeria-China-Medical Team)

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RIYADH — Group of 20 (G20) trade and investment ministers vowed on Thursday to cooperate to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on trade and investment.

In a statement released after the second extraordinary virtual Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting on Thursday, the officials endorsed the “G20 Actions to Support World Trade and Investment in Response to COVID-19” prepared by the Trade and Investment Working Group. (Saudi-G20-Investment Ministers)

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JERUSALEM — The swearing-in of Israel’s new government was postponed on Thursday, hours before its inauguration, due to coalition hurdles.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party said in a joint statement that the swearing-in of their power-sharing government was delayed until Sunday. (Israel-New Gov’t-Delay)

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TUNIS — Lobna Jribi, Tunisian minister in charge of major national projects, announced on Thursday new measures to partially lift the lockdown amid the COVID-19.

“Shopping malls, weekly markets and livestock markets will resume their activities, starting from Friday,” Jribi said at a press briefing at the government’s headquarters in Tunis. (Tunisia-COVID-19-Reopening)

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