Saturday, January 16, 2010

G20: Mexico hosts G20 preliminary meeting

FOCUS Information Agency - Mexico has hosted a preliminary meeting for the Group of 20 (G20) summit attended by senior officials of G20 foreign ministries who help prepare the summit, the Mexican Foreign Ministry said Friday, as cited by Xinhua News Agency.

In a statement, the Mexican ministry said the officials met here on Wednesday and Thursday, discussing matters related to the rotating presidency of the G20, the frequency and duration of theG20 summits and the support structures offered to members between summits.

The meeting was co-chaired by Mexican Deputy Foreign Minister Lourdes Aranda and his U.S. counterpart Michael Froman.

Spain, which holds the current rotating European Union (EU) presidency, also attended the meeting.

The G20 foreign ministers or ministerial-level officials will next meet in Ottawa, capital of Canada which will host the next G20 summit in Toronto.

The G20 comprises Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United States, and the European Union.

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