Johannesburg - President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed the recently concluded G20 summit in Japan as a success, saying it presented the world with a platform to address major economic challenges engulfing the globe.
Ramaphosa said the meeting also gave South Africa a chance to woo Japanese investments to the country.
Speaking after concluding his two-day visit to Japan, where the meeting was attended by heads of state and government of the G20 member countries - which collectively account for 85% of global economic activity and two-thirds of the world’s population - Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, Khusela Diko, said in the interest of advancing African development, the leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the timely implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.
Future summits would also take stock of progress in curbing illicit financial flows. This is one of the issues that is believed to be crippling economies of developing and poor countries.
“On trade and investment, the summit committed to work towards a free, fair, non-discriminatory, transparent, predictable, stable and open market environment.