The foreign ministers from MIKTA countries, which is an informal group including Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia, held the 6th MIKTA Foreign Ministers' Meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York over the weekend.
According to the Joint Communiqué, the foreign minister agreed on a vision that MIKTA should provide pragmatic and constructive solutions to challenges affecting global prosperity and security. They also underlined in the communiqué that they are committed to enhancing cooperation on counterterrorism and countering violent extremism and radicalization to promote global security. Underlining the major challenges posed by the humanitarian crises, the foreign ministers said that effective measures must be taken by all to meet the needs of people living in areas affected by complex humanitarian crises. "International cooperation should also strengthen the resilience of communities in humanitarian crises and in the context of disaster risk reduction and enhance burden sharing in hosting refugees. Leaving no one behind also requires the alignment of development and humanitarian responses. In this context, we underline the importance of the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit to be held on May 23-24, 2016 in Istanbul. We need to leave the summit with real reforms and actions to respond to current and future humanitarian challenges," the statement said.
The MIKTA country foreign ministers also agreed to continue to explore options for a MIKTA leaders' gathering on the sidelines of the G20 Summit that will be held in Antalya, Turkey in November 2015. Australia took over the MIKTA chairmanship from South Korea this September and will hold it for one year.