The G20 summit
The G20 summit is an annual international forum where approximately 35 nations and organizations including heads of G20 members*, invited countries and international organizations come together to mainly discuss economic matters.
*G20 (Group of Twenty) members : G7 (France, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, Canada and European Union), Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey.
Japan will serve as the 2019 G20 chair and host the summit in Osaka. This will be the largest international forum Japan has ever held.
In recent years, the G20 summit has offered the chance for participants to discuss a wide range of agendas including global economy, trade and investment, development, climate and energy, employment, counter-terrorism, immigration and refugee matters.
2019 G20 Summit Outline
The 2019 G20 Summit was decided to be held in Osaka on April 10, 2018 with the approval of the cabinet.
A two-day event, on Friday, June 28th and Saturday, June 29th, 2019
(1-5-102 Nankokita, Suminoe-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka)
As the G20 host country, the Japanese government announced that the related ministerial meetings are to be held and their places shall be as follows.
- Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting:Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
(June 8 and 9, 2019)
- Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture
(September 1 and 2, 2019)
- Tourism Ministers’ Meeting: Kutchan Town, Hokkaido Prefecture
(October 25 and 26, 2019)
- Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture
(May 11, and 12, 2019)
- Trade and Digital Economics Ministers’ Meeting: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture
(June 8 and 9, 2019)
- Ministers’ Meeting on Energy Conversion and Sustainable Global Environment: Karuizawa Town, Nagano Prefecture
(June 15 and 16, 2019)
- Health Ministers’ Meeting: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture
(October 19 and 20, 2019)
- Foreign Affairs Ministers’ Meeting: Aichi Prefecture
(November 22 and 23, 2019)