Manama: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, took part today, through video conference, in the 13th Ministerial Meeting of the Global Governance Group (3G).
Japan, which chaired the 2019 G20, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is chairing the 2020 G20, and the Italian Republic, which will be chairing the 2021 G20, participated in the virtual meeting which was held on the sideline of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The participants discussed the challenges facing the international community as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and the efforts exerted by the G20 and the UN to address these issues. They also discussed promoting active international cooperation, and inclusive global governance in addressing the challenges facing states, in addition to reviewing a number of topics and issues of common concern.
The 3G issued a statement lauding the strong leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of the G20 in mobilizing international action to confront the huge challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, through holding the G20 Virtual Leaders’ Extraordinary Summit on Coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 26, 2020, and the G20 Foreign Ministers Extraordinary Meeting on September 3, 2020, to discuss enhancing international cooperation to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic as well as strengthening preparedness for future pandemics, in addition to the timely launch and advancement of the G20 action plan to coordinate the global economy and action.
The statement also hailed the G20’s continuous efforts to advance the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and to support developing countries in their implementation efforts, expressing appreciation for the short and long-term measures adopted by the G20 to regulate and facilitate trade, operate logistical networks and provide support to micro, small and medium enterprises, in addition to building resilience in global supply chains, and boosting international investment in order to achieve comprehensive and sustainable recovery from the deep global recession.
Source: Bahrain News Agency