TOKYO -The main topics of the upcoming G20 summit, which will be held from 28 to 29 June in Osaka, should be the situation in the global economy and trade, as well as issues related to the environment. On Friday said a source in the Japanese Foreign Ministry.
“Among the planned topics for discussion should be the global economy, trade and investment, innovation, climate change, and the environment,” he said. In particular, with regard to the economy, the leaders of the G20 countries intend to reaffirm the importance of ensuring global economic growth, as well as ensuring fair and free trade.
The summit also planned to address the issue of creating an international system for the taxation of digital corporations. This issue was raised at the meeting of Finance Ministers and heads of Central Banks of the G20 in Fukuoka in early June. Among the environmental problems, attention will be paid, including the problems of plastic debris in the ocean.
Ivanka Trump’s participation in the G20
The daughter of the President of the United States Ivanka Trump invited as a special guest at the event dedicated to expanding the role of women in society, which will be held in the framework of the G20, the source added.
“The summit will include a side event dedicated to the empowerment of women in society. Ivanka Trump is invited to it as a special guest,” he said.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is also expected to speak at the event. Among the topics to be discussed are the promotion of education among women and the creation of new jobs for them.
The G20 summit will be the 14th in history and the first to be organized in Japan. The forum itself will be held on the artificial island of Sakishima in the Gulf of Osaka. Osaka, with a population of almost 2.7 million people, is the third largest city in Japan after Tokyo and Yokohama. It is one of the most important business and cultural centers of the country, the informal capital of the South-Western part of the main Japanese island of Honshu.