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‘It’s important that G-77 and China let themselves be heard,’ Timerman says

Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman arrived in New York City today where he led the G-77 meeting. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon was also present.

Timerman maintained that “it’s important that G-77 and China let themselves be heard, to be able to achieve to obtain opportunities for a fair world” while heading the G-77 meeting in New York City today.

“The main examples here are referring to the UN’s contribution to the debate over monetary system reform and international finance” which is “essential to be able to obtain satisfactory results for our countries”, mentioned Timerman at the beginning of the meeting.

At the same time, Timerman also stated that the Group “will continue to promote reforms which are fundamental to governing international financial institutions”.

Timerman arrived at the UN headquarters where the open agenda meeting of the 131 member countries, including UN leader Ban Ki-Moon, took place.

“The meeting has the peculiarity of counting on the presence of the UN Secretary General, who does not make a habit of taking part in work meetings with regional negotiation groups,” said sources from the ministry.

The G-77 includes 131 developing countries along with China, who joined the group in the 90’s. The organization is the most important negotiation group internationally.

During the meeting, permanent representatives had the opportunity to transmit their points of view to Ban Ki-Moon regarding economic issues and international finance queries.

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