The opening session of the annual G20 summit has started in Buenos Aires, Argentina despite many disputes and disagreements on the table.
G20 summit is a key opportunity for members to develop global policies confronting major issues.
Argentina’s Mauricio Macri stressed the need for dialogue for the solution. US President Donald Trump has denied a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Russia’s capture of Ukrainian naval boats.
Huge security arrangements made for the summit in Buenos Aires with a bank holiday has declared on Friday and main business district of the city has closed down.
A huge difference in opinions also appears on climate change, trade, and the Khashoggi issue.
Moreover, 19 of the world’s most industrialized nations plus the EU constitutes the G20. G20 nations account for 85% of global economic output and two-thirds global population.
The summit is also a key opportunity for members to develop global policies confronting major issues.
The world leaders congregated on stage for the traditional family photograph. A prominent friendly exchange was between the Russian President and the Saudi Crown Prince. The Saudi crown prince has already been under intense criticism over journalist Jamal Khashoggi murder.
World leaders in G20 summit
French President Emmanuel Macron has a five-minute conversation with the crown prince wherein he had also conveyed “very firm” messages over journalist murder.
Argentina President Mauricio Macri also requested for agreement on sustainable development, food supply, climate change, and international trade.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has accused Russia of the crisis and further aimed to raise the issue with Mr. Putin.
Mr. Trump will have dinner on Saturday with Chinese President Xi Jinping and may talk about the trade tariffs dispute.
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