G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors convened in Ankara
G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors convened for the third time under the Turkish Presidency in Ankara on 4-5 September 2015.
The meeting was attended by the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the G20 members, invited countries, and the heads and senior representatives of the relevant international organizations.
The meeting provided an important and timely opportunity to make a comprehensive evaluation of the progress on the agenda.
G20 Ministers and Governors exchanged views on the recent global economic developments, challenges and collective measures to address them as well. They also reviewed the progress in monitoring and adjustment of G20 growth strategies and evaluated the way forward for G20 investment strategies.
Speaking at the meeting, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said that consultation and intellectual cooperation were essential.
"Political leaders in all countries must work together to find solutions. We are coming into a new world. Consultation and intellectual cooperation are essential", said Davutoğlu.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde also spoke at the conference. She said that companies in developing countries should have alternatives to bank financing and pointed out that access to finance remains a major obstacle to companies in emerging markets.