The G20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Japan, Aichi-Nagoya during this weekend was about free trade, environmental issues and good governance. This was the last meeting during the Japan´s presidency in 2019 and the next G20-meetings will be held in Saudi Arabia.

According to Nikkei Asia, the Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said that the meeting highlighted the urgent need of the World Trade Organization (WTO) reform in the waves of the US China trade talks.

According to Arab News in Japan, the ministers reconfirmed their cooperation toward creating international rules on cross-border transfers of digital data and eliminating marine plastic waste by 2050.

Under the Japanese Presidency, the G20 focused on health, education, quality infrastructure investment, innovation, gender equality, climate change and marine environment, as well as the role of innovative finance in bridging the financial gap to achieve the SDGs.

At the G20 Osaka Summit during the summer 2019, the leaders launched numbers of initiatives related to the SDGs including “Osaka Blue Ocean Vision” which aims to reduce marine plastic litter.

 

 

 

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