President Zuma lands in Germany for G20 Leaders’ Summit
It is confirmed that “President Jacob Zuma has this morning, 06 July, arrived in Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany to attend the Group of 20 (G20) Leaders’ Summit which is scheduled to take place from 07 to 08 July 2017 under the theme “Shaping an Interconnected World”.
This is contained in a press release issued out by APO to the general public. The report made us understand that “South Africa is one of the 19 member countries of the Group of 20 (G20) which, in addition to the European Union (EU), the 20th member, have been meeting regularly since 1999 to discuss global economic policy coordination.”
APO revealed that “this year, leaders are scheduled to discuss the world economy, trade and investment, employment, strengthening the international financial architecture, financial markets and international tax cooperation and also focus on climate and energy, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, terrorism and extremism, global health, digital technology as well as women empowerment.”
“The G20 is conceptualized to stabilize and strengthen the global economy and bringing together the major advanced and emerging market economies. South Africa’s participation will be guided by key pillars which include promoting world peace and a just global economic order, promoting Africa’s sustainable development through global partnerships, advocating the transformation of international institutions such as the IMF, World Bank and the United Nations Security Council.”
It is added that the G-20 summit will also facilitate talks bothering on “promoting cooperation with other developing countries through strengthening South-South cooperation as well as further strengthening cooperation with developed countries through further strengthening the North-South Dialogue in the interest of our country and Africa as a whole.”
“President Zuma will also participate in the inform meeting of the BRICS Leaders Meeting which will be held on the margins of the G20 Summit, to be chaired by the People’s Republic of China, as the current chair of BRICS,” APO reports.
Correspondent: Shamilah Namuddu