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G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting addresses global challenges


Rio de Janeiro, 22 February 2024 (TDI): The G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from Wednesday, has convened to address pressing global challenges extending over two pivotal days.

With discussions centered around the imperative for global governance reform, the meeting witnessed the participation of distinguished delegates from across the globe.

Leading the proceedings, Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira presided over the opening ceremony. He underscored the gravity of the topics at hand.

Among the distinguished attendees were Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Foreign affairs officials from G20 member states, also marked a diverse representation of global interests.

Additionally, as outlined in the pre-announced agenda, the initial day’s deliberations centered on current international hot-button issues and conflicts. It reflected the urgency to address ongoing crises.

Global Governance Reform and Multilateral Cooperation

Transitioning into the second day, discussions shifted focus towards the critical topic of global governance reform, proposed by Brazil.

Additionally, poverty reduction, climate change, and environmental protection emerged as pertinent themes slated for examination during the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, highlighting the broad scope of global challenges under consideration.

Moreover, a key decision was reached to convene a follow-up gathering in September. It coincided with the UN General Assembly in New York.

This decision underscores the ongoing commitment of G20 nations to collaborate on addressing pressing global issues and fostering multilateral cooperation.

Prior to the formal commencement of discussions, Ma Zhaoxu engaged in bilateral discussions with Mauro Vieira. He laid the groundwork for cooperation between China and Brazil.

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Emphasizing the milestone of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Ma Zhaoxu articulated China’s willingness to deepen collaboration across various sectors.

Furthermore, China reaffirmed its support for Brazil’s stewardship of the G20 presidency, pledging to work jointly towards the success of this year’s G20 Summit.

The G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting serves as a pivotal platform for fostering international cooperation and addressing complex global challenges, underscoring the collective commitment of G20 nations to advancing global stability and prosperity.

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