Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan participated in the ASEAN-G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) via videoconference on 12 December 2021.
The Foreign Ministers had in-depth discussions on vaccines and global health security, economic growth and technology, and regional security. Minister Balakrishnan affirmed ASEAN and Singapore’s commitment to work with the G7 in areas of mutual interest, including expediting post-pandemic recovery by stepping up vaccine rollout. He called for deeper cooperation between ASEAN and the G7 countries on trade, sustainable infrastructure, and harnessing the digital revolution. Minister Balakrishnan also welcomed deeper engagement of the Asia-Pacific region by the G7.
The FMM was chaired by UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss in Liverpool, in the UK’s capacity as President of the G7, and convened in a hybrid modality.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
12 DECEMBER 2021