France and Germany call on New Zealand to join the alliance for multilateralism
On Monday, 18 May 2020, the French Embassy and the German Embassy in Wellington sent a joint Note Verbale to the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to encourage New Zealand to join the alliance for multilateralism.
“Multilateral cooperation is more important than ever today when it comes to resolving the most urgent issues of our age and we need strong global cooperation and solidarity to fight COVID-19.
In 2019, French Foreign Minister Le Drian, together with his German counterpart Minister Maas, initiated an alliance for multilateralism, a new network of countries working together in a wide range of policy areas that is committed to preserving and further developing our rules-based order. The aim is to bolster the values of the UN, strengthen cooperation, enhance the legitimacy of fair rules and tackle the challenges of the future together.
In a joint declaration, ministers of Foreign Affairs from 24 countries, including France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, Sweden, Mexico, Ethiopia, the Netherlands, and Norway launched a ’wake-up call for multilateralism’ to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Read more: www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/multilateralism