14th G20 summit kicks off with focus on global economy, multilateral trade

Friday, 2019-06-28 10:29:15
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The 14th G20 summit kicks off in Osaka, Japan, on June 28, with focus on global economy, multilateral trade. (Source: Xinhua)
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The 14th Group of 20 (G20) summit kicked off in Osaka on June 28, with issues pertaining to the global economy, multilateral trade and development taking the center stage.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed the leaders of the G20 economies and other participants prior to the start of the summit.

Established in 1999, the G20 is a central forum for international cooperation on financial and economic issues. It comprises 19 countries plus the European Union (EU).

The countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the Republic of Korea, Turkey, Britain and the United States.