Macri: “The G20 is much more than a Declaration of Leaders”

Argentina’s President made his remarks at the close of the Third G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. He placed an emphasis on G20 efforts so far and pushed for joint actions to achieve more inclusive growth.

Argentina’s President, Mauricio Macri, addressed senior G20 officials at the close of the Third Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.

“The G20 is much more than a Declaration of Leaders; it is a gradual process of plural dialogue and global negotiation,” said the Argentine President at the end of the two-day meeting held at the Buenos Aires Exhibition & Convention Centre (CEC). “The discussions that take place in this forum have an impact on each of the citizens of our countries,” he added.

Before 57 heads of delegation, including ministers, central bank governors and senior officials from international organizations, Macri promoted actions “to achieve a more inclusive growth.”

He emphasized the progress made on the ministerial meetings because they “allow us to build trust, forge links between our officials and develop multilateral cooperation agendas.” Regarding the Leaders’ Summit on 30 November and 1 December, he called for a clear and concise communiqué “to reach those men and women who wake up early every morning to dynamize our economies.”

The Argentine President also thanked the international support provided to Argentina and encouraged senior officials “to continue to work to achieve concrete results that reflect the effectiveness and relevance of the G20 for the world in which we live.”

After his remarks, as of 3.30 pm local time, the President had separate bilateral meetings with Felipe Larraín, Chilean Minister of Finance; Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of Economy & Finance; and Steven Mnuchin, US Secretary of the Treasury. Earlier, on Friday, before the ministerial meeting began, the President dined with Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director, at the presidential residence in Olivos.