Minister of Foreign Affairs attends G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Minister of Foreign Affairs attends G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting


Nov. 22, 2019

Global Korean Post


Japan holds the G20 presidency in 2019 under the theme Ensure Global Sustainable Development.


This meeting will be the final one under the Japanese G20 presidency before Saudi Arabia assumes the G20 presidency on December 1, 2019.


François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Nov. 21 announced that he will attend the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Nagoya, Japan, from November 22–23, 2019.


At the G20 meeting, the Minister will participate in discussions related to free trade and global governance, the Sustainable Development Goals, and support for Africa. He will also take the opportunity to engage with his counterparts to advance Canadian interests.


The Minister will also participate in the Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI) to demonstrate strong support for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), a key part of the rules-based international order.


G20 members are the world’s major economies, representing all inhabited continents, 85% of global economic output, two-thirds of the world’s population, and 75% of international trade.