FMs to gather in Germany for G20 summit

Berlin: Top diplomats of the G20 members will gather on Thursday in Germany’s western city of Bonn, paving the way for the G20 Summit in July, media reported on Wednesday.

According to the official agenda, the two-day ministerial informal meeting will mainly focus on the 2030 sustainable development agenda, peace and partnership with Africa, Xinhua news agency reported.

Other notable issues will also be presented on the sidelines of the meeting where multilateralism as well as globalisation will be addressed.

The summit may mark the first interaction between newly-appointed US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his counterparts.

Some foreign policies and stances, such as the cooperation on climate change, global trade, conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, are to be discussed by the group.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel will host the meeting.

According to the Russian news agency TASS, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold his first bilateral meeting with Tillerson during the meeting. They will address bilateral relations, and major international and regional crises that the countries “cooperated on and should cooperate”.

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