At trip’s end, Blinken participated in the June 29 G20 foreign ministers meeting in Matera, Italy, where leaders from the world’s 20 largest economies met to discuss multilateral cooperation and how to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Through constructive diplomacy, G20 Foreign & Development Ministers are building back better globally,” Blinken said in a tweet. “At the joint session we agreed that now more than ever we must reinvigorate our work on global food security, deepen our economic ties, & address crucial development challenges.”