Khartoum (SUNA) – Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Omer Gammar-Eddin has participated in the annual ministerial meeting of the Group of 77 and China, held on the sidelines of the works of the 75th. Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The meeting, which was held through videoconference technology, discussed impacts of coronavirus pandemic on the implementation the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.
Gamar-Eddin emphasized in his address to the conference that the pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing disparities between developed and developing countries, pointing to the UN reports that showed the size of those differences in the levels of implementation of the development agenda, especially those related to achieving the first goal, which is the eradication of poverty.
The Minister pointed to the need to focus on sustainable development agenda in Africa in order to achieve sustainable development goals in their social, economic and environmental dimensions, calling for strengthening pluralism, cooperation and partnerships to address the effects of coronavirus pandemic and implement the development goals.
He affirmed Sudan’s commitment to the United Nations Charter and the principle of pluralism as an ideal means of cooperation between states.