2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit

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2018 G20 Buenos Aires Summit
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Host country Argentina
Date 30 November 2018 – 1 December 2018
Cities Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Participants G20 members
Guest invitees: Chile, Jamaica, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Singapore, Spain
Chair Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina
Follows 2017 G20 Hamburg summit
Precedes 2019 G20 Osaka summit
Website g20.org

The 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit will be the 13th meeting of Group of Twenty (G20). It will be held in 2018 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.[1][2] It will be the first-ever G20 summit to be hosted in South America.

President Mauricio Macri of Argentina assumed the one-year G20 presidency on 30 November 2017, during an official ceremony in Kirchner Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. President Xi Jinping of China (2016 host), Chancellor Angela Merkel of (Germany) (2017 host), and Prime Minister Shinzō Abe of Japan (2019 host) all gave messages of support which were shown at the ceremony.[3]

The first G20 meetings of the Argentine Presidency began in Bariloche in early December 2017. They were attended by central bank deputy governors and deputy ministers of finance, as well as the sherpas. During the buildup to the G20 Summit between world leaders on 30 November 2018, Argentina will host over 45 meetings at various government levels and areas in 11 different cities throughout the country.[4]

Possible participating leaders[edit]

Possible participating guests[edit]

As the host nation, Argentina invited additional guest countries and international organizations at its discretion to participate in 2018 G20 meetings. The countries invited by Argentina are Chile and the Netherlands. International organizations invited by Argentina are the Caribbean Community (represented by Jamaica), the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF).[6]

Agenda priorities[edit]

G20 Argentina has put forth three agenda priorities for the G20 dialogue in 2018: the future of work, infrastructure for development and a sustainable food future.

A number of attending countries have said they focus on the regulation of crypto-currencies at this meeting.[7]


  1. ^ "Argentina to chair the G20 in 2018". Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Argentina fue elegida sede del G-20 para 2018" (in Spanish). Clarín. 27 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Argentine G20 presidency gets a boost from foreign leaders". 30 November 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Argentina to host over 45 G20 meetings in 2018". 2 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  5. ^ Yong, Charissa (7 December 2017). "Argentina invites Singapore to next year's G-20 summit in Buenos Aires". The Straits Times. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  6. ^ "G20 Participants". g20.org. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  7. ^ "There's a big threat looming over bitcoin". The Independent. 26 January 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

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