Foreign affairs and development ministers from 20 major countries gathered in Matera, Italy on the 29th to hold a ministerial meeting.
At this meeting, ministers from each country discuss global welfare, climate issues and trade issues.
“The global pandemic has highlighted the need for a global response to emergencies that transcend national borders,” said Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, who hosts the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.
At the meeting, Secretary of State Tony Blincoln reiterated the importance of bringing the vaccine to the poorer communities that are struggling to get it.
“To end this pandemic, we must deliver additional vaccines to additional regions,” Blincoln said.
Foreign ministers from the US, Japan, UK, France, Germany and India directly participated in the meeting.
In addition, foreign ministers from China, Australia and Brazil participated by video, while deputy minister-level officials from Russia and South Korea participated.