Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman on Friday met with her counterparts in Singapore and Canada and discussed various issues, including the economy, health and opportunities for cooperation.
Sitharaman met with British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, Singaporean Finance Minister Lawrence Wong and Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland on the sidelines of the G20 Joint Finance and Health Ministers meeting.
Finance Minister Smtnsitharaman had an interesting discussion with Canadian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Cafreeland Dy on the sidelines of the G20 Finance and Health Ministers meeting in Rome. The ministers discussed various issues, including economic and health cooperation.”
In another tweet, the ministry said: “Finance Minister @nsitharamanLawrenceWongST met the Singaporean Finance Minister on the sidelines of the G20 Finance and Health Ministers meeting in Rome ahead of the G20 Rome Summit. Noting the strong relations between India and Singapore, the ministers discussed opportunities for further cooperation.”
Sitraman also met with Brazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes.
The ministers discussed and exchanged views on various issues, including economic recovery from the pandemic, investments, climate action, participation in the BRICS 2021 and the G20.
Finance Minister Smit. nsitharaman exchanged with Mr. RishiSunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, United Kingdom in #Rome on the sidelines of the G20 Finance and Health Ministers meeting. Ministers discussed topics of mutual interest such as green transformation, fintech, importance of keeping supply chains open and #economic opportunities in India”, the ministry said in another tweet.
The Minister also met with GlobalFund CEO Peter Sands and expressed appreciation for the Global Fund’s efforts in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
“Discussions were held about global preparedness to deal with future health emergencies and the continuation of campaigns against other diseases,” the ministry said. Sittraman also met Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, who appreciated India’s efforts in prioritizing financial inclusion for the underserved.
A range of topics such as India Stack, Jan Dhan Yojana and Account Aggregator Framework were discussed, and both sides expressed their intent to continue the work of financial inclusion for development.
“FM Smtnsitharaman has expressed its willingness to share India’s experience and best practices to promote inclusive and inclusive finance,” the Ministry of Finance said on Twitter.
This is the first joint meeting of the G20 finance and health ministers under the Italian G20 presidency.
Ministers endorsed the Joint Statement of the G20 Finance and Health Ministers on Strengthening the Governance of Global Health Financing ahead of the G20 Leaders Summit on October 30-31.
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