Press Release

17 February 2012

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to participate in G20 Ministerial Meeting in Mexico

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will visit Los Cabos, Mexico, to participate in the G20 Informal Meeting of Foreign Ministers on Global Governance issues, scheduled for 19-20 February 2012.

The Informal Meeting of Foreign Ministers, to be held under the Mexican Presidency of the G20, will draw on the multilateral experience of the G20 Foreign Ministers with a view to exploring ways in which G20 member countries can contribute more effectively to addressing key challenges in global governance and help bring about the necessary leadership to revitalise multilateralism.

It is expected that the G20 Informal Meeting will include interactive sessions where Foreign Ministers will exchange views on the following issues related to multilateralism, global governance, as well as globalisation and its impact on sustainable and social development:

  • Global Governance: breaking the deadlocks in the multilateral system;

  • Addressing current global challenges in an effective manner;

  • Building common understandings on green growth and sustainable development; and

  • Building Global Governance responses for human development.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, 082 884 5974

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

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