2018 G20 Buenos Aires Summit

The G20 Summit gets underway today bringing together 20 plus heads of state of the biggest and emerging economies to Buenos Aires, Argentina. There will also be several invited guest presidents and prime ministers from Jamaica, Rwanda, Senegal and Singapore.

In attendance are North American heads of state from the Canada, USA and Mexico from South America presidents from Argentina, Brazil, and Chile which was invited as a guest. European leaders in attendance from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, European Union and guest leaders from Spain and Netherlands.

This year’s agenda will be the future of work with arrival of the fourth industrial revolution as well as looking into global infrastructure development. The G20 will also discuss sustainable food future which will look in to the effects of climate change on agriculture and regulation of cryptocurrencies – impacts on global economics.

The summit provides an opportunity for US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping to meet – not on the agenda but US-China tariffs might be other  area of discussion.

 

By Mokgethi Mtezuka’

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