G20 foreign, development ministers to gather in Italy this week

Foreign ministers to focus on global governance, multilateralism, development ministers to discuss Africa.

G20 foreign, development ministers to gather in Italy this week

The foreign and development ministers of G20 countries will meet in Italy on Tuesday and Wednesday for discussions focused on global governance, multilateralism, and sustainable development in Africa.

Foreign ministers will hold two sessions, according to a statement on the G20 web page.

“The first one will focus on global governance and multilateralism as a key tool to address major global challenges and promote a sustainable and resilient recovery,” read the statement.

“At the heart of the debate there will be the need to strengthen international cooperation and multilateral institutions in key areas such as global health, sustainable development, climate action, and international trade.”

The second session will be “devoted to the relations with the African continent, with a specific focus on sustainable development.”

“The meeting will discuss the most appropriate policy measures in a range of important areas, such as the inclusion of young people and women, trade, fight against climate change, and energy transition,” the statement said.

A ministerial event on humanitarian assistance will take place on Wednesday at the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Brindisi, operated by the World Food Programme.

The meeting, which will be chaired by Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and WFP Executive Director David Beasley, “will discuss the role played by logistics in the global response to future humanitarian and health crises and will be an opportunity to share the “lessons learned” in the fight against the pandemic.”

“This will lead to strengthening the capacity of humanitarian preparedness and response. The event will result in a Presidency report that will be forwarded to G20 Leaders ahead of the October Summit,” according to the G20 presidency.

Turkey will be represented at the meetings by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

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