Bahrain calls for ‘collective global action’ to adequately address today’s major challenges
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Bahrain is ready to contribute to efforts to adequately address the challenges facing the world today. Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani said that 3G and G20 states must work together to help overcome the major problems.
Dr Al Zayani made the remarks as he took part yesterday in the 14th ministerial meeting of the Global Governance Group (3G), which was held at the headquarters of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Singapore to the United Nations in New York. It was held on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Bahrain, which is assuming the presidency of the 2021-2022 Asian Cooperation Dialogue, is committed to continuing the constructive partnership with the G20, chaired by Indonesia in 2022.
Al Zayani stressed that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic showed everyone the importance of collective global action so international cooperation must be promoted to help solve the global problems.
The Foreign Minister also praised the leadership of both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Italian Republic of the G20, wishing the Republic of Indonesia every success during its presidency of the Group.
The meeting also saw the participation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which chaired the G20 in 2020, the Italian Republic, which will chair the group this year, and the Republic of Indonesia, which will chair the group in 2022.
During the meeting, the participants discussed the challenges of economic recovery after the pandemic and promoting international solidarity to ensure the acceleration of the pace of vaccination around the world, especially in developing countries, in addition to a number of topics and issues of common concern.
They also emphasised the need to promote coordination between the G20 countries and 3G countries in order to combat climate change and achieve a green economy, in addition to facilitating digital transformation, which would contribute to achieving comprehensive and sustainable development for all countries of the world.