Tangible results were achieved on international cooperation on the global economy. The strong commitment to multilateralism is the recurring theme all the way through the Communiqué of the G20 Heads of State and Government.
The start of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union also marks the start of the Trio Presidency with Portugal and Slovenia. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is travelling to the Slovenian capital Ljubljana for the Launch.
For the first time in months, the two foreign ministers met again in person today. There was plenty to discuss – the impact of the COVID‑19 pandemic, relations between Turkey and the EU, and the situation in Syria and Libya.
When the two Foreign Ministers met in Berlin, Maas thanked Croatia for its crisis management at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. For Germany, the focus is now on economic and social reconstruction in the EU.