Mexico City, 12 October 2021 (TDI): The Mexican Chancellor, Marcelo Ebrard, the President of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez; and also the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Carlos França were part of the G20 Extraordinary Summit. The President of the United States Joe Biden was also part.
The Mexican Chancellor, Marcelo Ebrard, and the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Carmen Moreno Toscano; the President of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, and the Minister Carlos França of Brazil; were also part of the G20. Ebrard, Toscano, Fernandez and França participated in the Extraordinary Summit of the G20 that discussed Afghanistan. It was a virtual event.
Ebrard, expressed the support of Mexico to the UN in Afghanistan. The Chancellor also remarked that the Mexican Humanitarian assistance provided to thousands of Afghan citizens. Ebrard also stressed the need to identify solutions to improve the situation in Afghanistan. For this, the example the Chancellor gave was the fact that Mexico has received hundreds of Afghans in its territory.
França stressed the need to act against possible humanitarian crisis; to favor the socio-economic development in Afghanistan. França also manifested the support of Brazil for economic, and financial cooperation of the G20, for the Humanitarian Assistance. The Minister stated that Brazil supports the UN performance in the country.
França also mentioned that the Government started to grant humanitarian visas and residence permits to Afghans. Finally, França manifested that Brazil defends access of Afghans to livelihoods, mobility of goods and people, and support for neighboring countries.
The President Fernandez reiterated the appeal to the political actors in Afghanistan; to respect human rights, by adopting urgent measures to protect the citizens. Fernandez appreciated the Italian proposal to achieve an additional effort to coordinate, and support UN actions.
Fernandez also remarked that the situation in Afghanistan is serious; and that it then needs a creative approach. The Argentinian tradition of hospitality, and also respect for human rights, was remarked. Also that Argentina is working with the High Commissioner’s Office of the UN for Refugees.
The reason for this cooperation is to design an admission program for people whose rights are being threatened. Finally, Fernandez affirmed the terrorist acts are a threat against international peace and security, also that those acts are a threat against human dignity.
REASON FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING
According to the Pink House, the Summit was convened by the Italian President of the Ministers Council, Mario Draghi. The objective of the Summit was also to approach the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
TRADE AND MINISTERIAL MEETING
The Mexican Secretary of Economy, Tatiana Clouthier; participated in the Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting of the G20. According to the note the objective of the Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting is that the Ministers of the 20 strongest economies reach agreements.
Those agreements are related to trade of goods, service, investments, health, government support, environmental sustainability, and also the reform to the World Trade Organization. It is important to mention that the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, Santiago Cafiero, was also present then.
After Clouthier’s participation in the Meeting, she is expected to hold meetings in Rome with Italian authorities and also entrepreneurs. These meetings have the goal to generate and also identify commercial and also investment opportunities; between Mexico, and Italy.