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Tourists may be disappointed by being unable to access the i
conic, gull-winged Osaka Castle, which is expected to be used as a backdrop for G20 events.
亚博88娱乐场419论坛Some 700 schools in the city will close on the summit days in order to reduce congestion, according to local press reports.
The participants are leaders from 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are A
rgentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy
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s and representatives of invited guest international organizations
will participate in the summit along with leaders from the G20 members.
The host country of the G20 summit leads the group over the course of one year from Decemb
er through the following November as the G20 presidency. The G20 presidency also organizes relevant ministerial and working group meetings.
Together, the nations of the G20 account for around 80 percent of global economic out
put, nearly 75 percent of all global trade, and about two-thirds of the world’s population.
亚博88娱乐场419论坛The G20 was formed in 1999, in the wake of the Asian financial crisis, to unite finance ministe
rs and central bankers from twenty of the world’s largest established and emerging econom
The G20 initially focused largely on broad macroeconomic policy, but it has expanded its ambit. The 2018 summit in Argentina
focused on fair and sustainable development, while the previous summit in Germany drilled down on issues including corruption, money laundering and international tax havens.
Economic and financial coordination remains the centerpiece of each summit’s agenda, but issues such as the
future of work, terrorism and global health are recurring focuses as well. This was increasingly true in the d
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