"The Finance Minister met the Finance Minister of Singapore on the sidelines of the G20 Finance & Health Ministers Meeting in Rome ahead of the G20 Rome Summit. The ministers discussed opportunities for further collaboration," the Finance Ministry tweeted.
Sitharaman also met GlobalFund Executive Director Peter Sands and appreciated Global Fund's efforts in fighting AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
"Discussions were held on global preparedness for dealing with future health emergencies and sustaining the campaigns against other diseases," the Finance Ministry said.
This is the first joint meeting of the G20 Finance and Health Ministers under the Italian G20 Presidency. The meeting will be co-chaired by Italian Minister of Economy and Finance Daniele Franco and Italian Minister of Health Roberto Speranza.
The ministers will discuss how to keep momentum in response to the pandemic and build on further coordination arrangements between the ministries.
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