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G20 foreign ministers convene to discuss international issues

(Xinhua)

08:01, February 21, 2012

Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa Cantellano (C Front) speaks during the opening of the G20 Foreign Ministers Informal Meeting in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur state, Mexico, Feb. 19, 2012. (Xinhua/Shi Sisi)

LOS CABOS, Mexico, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Foreign ministers of the Group of 20 (G20) on Sunday convened in Los Cabos, a resort town in northwestern Mexico, to discuss important issues including global governance, food safety, climate change and green growth.

Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa, host of the meeting, said that frank and open dialogue would be held among G20 foreign ministers and officials from other invited countries at the two-day meeting from Sunday to Monday.

Mexico, which holds the G20 presidency this year, planned the meeting to "stimulate ideas" to promote the changes the world needs, said Espinosa.

"There are many important issues that affect the lives of billions of people across the world, on which the international community is failing to make any discernible progress," she said.

She called for progeress to be made on issues such as eradicating famine and illiteracy, promoting green growth and sustainable development,and enhancing the rule of law.

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