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G20 FM Meeting Kicks Off in Germany to Address International Issues

G20 FM Meeting Kicks  Off in Germany to Address  International Issues

BONN, Germany - Foreign ministers of the G20 convened here on Thursday for a two-day meeting to discuss international issues on sustainability, conflict prevention and cooperation with Africa.
"Foreign policy is, and must be, more than crisis management," German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in a statement issued prior to the G20 meeting.
"We are well advised not to constantly run from one fire to the next, putting out the flames. That is why it is so important that the 20 largest countries (economies) in the world are meeting to address the causes of conflicts and the options for peaceful crisis prevention and conflict resolution," he said.
"No country in the world can tackle the major international problems of our time alone," Gabriel noted. "Terrorism, water scarcity, forced migration and humanitarian emergencies cannot be resolved by isolation. Climate change cannot be tackled by barbed wire," he added.
According to the program circulated here, the participants are meeting on Thursday for the first working session focused on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted in September of 2016 at the Hangzhou Summit.
The participants will meet for the second session on Friday to discuss issues about conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and how to strengthen cooperation with Africa. (Xinhua)