03 May 2021
The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Naledi Pandor will attend the Group of Seven (G7) Foreign and Development Ministerial meeting in London, UK, on 04 – 05 May 2021.
Minister Pandor is attending the meeting at the invitation of Mr. Dominic Raab, the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Developmental Affairs of the United Kingdom.
The meeting will be held in preparation for the G7 Leaders’ Summit, scheduled to take place in Cornwall, South-West England, from 11 to 13 June 2021. Minister Pandor will be attending alongside the Ministers of Australia and South Korea as guests.
The G7 Foreign and Development meeting is one of seven Ministerial tracks of the G7 and in the context of the current global health crisis, the meeting and Summit will focus on building back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The meeting will also discuss the following proposed policy goals for the G7:
(i) promoting and defending open societies;
(ii) leading a sustainable recovery through championing action on climate change;
(iii) famine prevention;
(iv) girls’ education; and
(v) renewing global partnerships based on shared values.
Minister Pandor will, on the margins of the G7 meeting, have several bilateral meetings with her counterparts.
Enquiries: Lunga Ngqengelele – MLO – +27 82 566 0446
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION