Newsletter - June 2018

On 21 May, Buenos Aires was the first city in South America to host a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the world's twenty leading economies.
The G20, or Group of 20, is the main international forum for economic, financial and political cooperation: it addresses the great global challenges and seeks to create public policies to overcome them. It represents 85% of global GDP and 66% of world population. Foreign Ministers' meetings can be convened by the G20 Presidency when it considers that necessary to discuss the important issues on the global agenda. This year, Argentina, as holder of the G20 Presidency, called a meeting of Foreign Ministers. It is the first time that the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of G20 member countries and guest countries have met in South America.
On 13-18 May, the 41st Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting and the 21st Meeting of the Committee for Environmental Protection were held at the Palacio San Martín, the seat of our Foreign Ministry. The meetings were attended by 53 Contracting Parties and over a dozen experts and observers.
With unanimous support for the agenda proposed by the Argentine Presidency, the meeting of the G20 Trade & Investment Working Group (TIWG) concluded on 8 May in Buenos Aires with positive outcomes, after making progress in the debates on how to make international trade and investment benefit ever more people, favouring growth, development and job creation, as well as addressing the recent developments in international trade.
The Foreign Ministry has launched the "Argentine nationals travelling to the FIFA World Cup 2018" Campaign, aimed at Argentine nationals travelling to the sports event to take place in the Russian Federation from 14 June to 15 July.

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