June 29, 2021 – Matera, Italy – Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today concluded their participation in the G20 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting in Matera, Italy.

Minister Garneau highlighted the value of multilateralism with his G20 counterparts and emphasized the need to focus on supporting developing countries. He also underlined Canada’s interest in working together toward an inclusive and resilient recovery and revitalizing an effective rules-based international system.

In addition to participating in the joint Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting, Minister Gould joined her counterparts virtually to discuss solutions to our most pressing development challenges, including financing for sustainable development.

Both ministers underscored Canada’s support for the G20 Matera Declaration, which is a call to action for all participating countries in response to the effects of the pandemic on agriculture and food security.

During his visit, Minister Garneau had fruitful bilateral meetings with his counterparts from France, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore and Spain.

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