ARCHIVE – Luigi Di Maio, Foreign Minister of Italy, attends a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in the European Council building. Di Maio confirmed that Italy wanted to organize a special G20 summit on the situation in Afghanistan. He does not give an exact date. Photo: Johanna Geron / Pool Reuters / AP / dpa
The G20 meeting “will take place after the UN General Assembly in New York,” announced Di Maio, without giving a specific date.
The UN General Assembly will take place from September 21-27. The G20 meeting is to be prepared on the sidelines of the UN assembly by the foreign ministries of the 20 most important industrial nations. The relevant offices of the United Nations and the aid organizations involved in Afghanistan should also be there.
Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who is chairing the G20 round this year, has been trying to hold a special summit since the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan in August and the dramatic evacuations from Kabul. The regular meeting of the heads of state and government of the G20 will take place in Rome at the end of October.