Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Shri M. J. Akbar paid a visit to Germany from February 15-17, 2017 to attend the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Informal Meeting in Bonn. In the run up to the forthcoming Hamburg G20 summit in July 2017, ministerial meetings are being convened by the German G20 Presidency for holding deliberations in respective areas. The meeting themes were (i) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (ii) Maintaining Peace in a Complex World and (iii) Cooperation with Africa. Issues relating to rule-based international order were discussed over dinner. On the sidelines of the G20 Meeting, MoS held bilateral meetings with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Federica Mogherini; Foreign Minister of Argentina Ms. Susana Malcorra; Foreign Minister of Netherlands Mr. Bert Koenders; and Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Mr. Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir. Minister also met with the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres and discussed issues related to counter terrorism, poverty alleviation, sustainable development and Africa.

 

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