G20 Leaders’ Summit was held in Antalya

G20 Leaders’ Summit was held in Antalya

The G20 Leaders' Summit, hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was held in Antalya on 15 - 16 November.
 
Azerbaijan, Spain, Malaysia, Senegal, Singapore and Zimbabwe also participated in the Antalya Summit together with the G20 members.
 
13 thousand guests-of which 2,469 are media members- participated in the two-day summit.
 
More than 70 meetings, including those at ministerial level, have been held under the Turkish Presidency since 1 December, 2014.
 
The first Energy Ministers Meeting in the history of G20 was held in Istanbul on 2 October, 2015.
 
The strengthening of SMEs as economic forces that boost global employment, and the integration of SMEs into the global economy were discussed, leading to the founding of the World SME Forum - a first during the Turkish Presidency.
 
The three main themes of this year's G20 Summit were chosen as "inclusiveness, investment and implementation" based on the Turkish Presidency's priorities. Within this framework, strengthening the global economy and making it more inclusive, deepening the dialogue and cooperation between G20 countries and Low Income Developing Countries (LIDCs), sustainable development, increasing investments, and implementation and follow-up on G20 commitments were the main topics discussed in the Summit this year.
 
The Summit commenced with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's welcoming remarks for the G20 Leaders on 15 November and continued with a working lunch in which the topics of development and climate change were discussed. During the Summit, apart from the sessions that gathered leaders, the "Women-20" engagement group formed during the Turkish G20 Presidency was represented.
 
On the second day of the Summit, financial regulations, the international tax agenda, anti-corruption actions and IMF reforms were evaluated in the "Increasing Resilience" session. After this, during a working lunch, trade and energy issues were discussed and the Antalya Action Plan was adopted.
 
The Summit concluded with a presentation given by the Chinese President, who will assume the 2016 G20 Presidency.
 
At their meeting in Antalya on 15-16 November 2015, G20 leaders adopted a comprehensive agenda focusing on:  
 
. the decisive implementation of past commitments,
. boosting investments as a powerful driver of economic growth, and
. promoting inclusiveness of the global economic growth.

 

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