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TOKYO: The G20 Troika, which includes Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Italy, commended on Wednesday the Kingdom’s strong leadership in galvanizing international effort to address the tremendous challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Troika, a group of previous, present and incoming G20 presidencies, joined the 13th Global Governance Group (3G) Ministerial Meeting held virtually on Sept. 23.
The 3G Ministers discussed key challenges facing the international community amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the efforts by the G20 and the UN to address these pertinent issues.
Japan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Motegi Toshimitsu stressed that in order to address the pandemic and transform our society, it is important to promote global collaboration for the development and delivery of vaccines, establish a post-COVID-19 international order, including international rule-making in the digitalized economy, maintain the development of the free trade system, and promote transformation of society through innovation.
Motegi also stated that the vision embodied in the phrase of “leaving no one behind,” should be the guiding principle for designing our society for the future.
Japan’s FM said Japan, which has been playing a leading role in promoting the concept of human security, will redouble its efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals together with the international community.
The annual meeting with the G20 stakeholders is part of the 3G’s efforts to promote a more inclusive, accountable, and effective global governance framework.
At the meeting, Saudi Arabia briefed the 3G Ministers on the key priorities and proposed deliverables for the G20 Leaders’ Summit that is scheduled to be held from 21 to 22 November 2020.