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G20 seeks to tackle poverty in Africa

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G20 foreign ministers will discuss ways to fight poverty in Africa, strengthen governmental institutions and better utilise the potential of many African countries, German ministry officials said on the eve of a two-day meeting in Bonn.

Germany has been keen to improve conditions in Africa and halt a growing stream of economic refugees fleeing to Europe. It has also made cooperation with Africa a centerpiece of its presidency of the Group of 20 largest industrialised countries.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in a statement before the meeting that foreign policy is and must be more than crisis management

Ministers will also discuss the war in Syria, violence in eastern Ukraine and other global crises during the G20 meeting and bilateral meetings on the sidelines.