The Argentine G20 presidency kicks off
"We will work to achieve global growth that is more inclusive and sustainable,” said Minister of the Treasury Nicolás Dujovne before 250 G20 delegates from around the world.
Minister of the Treasury Nicolás Dujovne and President of the Central Bank Federico Sturzenegger were in Bariloche to open the first meeting of the G20 Finance Track of the Argentine presidency. Tomorrow the official programme will begin: 250 delegates from vital developed and emerging markets will open dialogue addressing fundamental issues affecting the global economy.
In parallel with the speech by President Mauricio Macri in the morning’s official launch in Buenos Aires, Minister Dujovne highlighted the opportunities for growth offered by technological development. “During the Argentine G20 presidency, we will aim to build consensus to craft concrete public policies so that growth spurred by technological development will be inclusive and sustainable, advancing the development of all countries of the world,” said Dujovne in his welcoming remarks to the G20 delegations.
Mr. Sturzenegger marked the potential of investment in infrastructure to drive productivity. “Through the G20, Argentina seeks to promote the tools which channel private sector investment in infrastructure projects.”
About the G20
The G20 started out in 1999 as a meeting of Finance Ministers. In 2008, amidst the global financial crisis, it evolved into what it is today: a key international forum for consensus building and decision-making attended by the heads of state and government of the world’s leading economies. Together, its members represent 85% of global GDP, two-thirds of the world’s population and 75% of international trade.