Australia assumes G20 presidency, invites Singapore
Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong & Australian PM Tony Abbott .Pic: Getty Images
Sunday, 1 December 2013
Australia assumes presidency of the G20 in 2014, and will host the G20 Summit in Brisbane in November. In its role as host, Australia has invited Singapore and New Zealand to join the G20 table. Read the press release below.
Media Release from the Prime Minister of Australia
Today marks the official commencement of Australia’s Presidency of the G20.
Hosting the G20 in 2014 is a big opportunity and a big responsibility for Australia.
It allows us to help shape the global economic agenda for the benefit of all countries, and provides the opportunity to showcase the best of our nation.
The G20’s membership includes most of Australia’s largest trading partners – particularly those in the Asia-Pacific with whom we already have close and valued relationships.
Australia’s G20 Presidency in 2014 will focus on:
- Promoting stronger economic growth and more jobs; and
- Making the global economy more resilient to deal with future shocks.
As this year’s host, Australia has invited Singapore and New Zealand to join the G20 table in 2014. Both will bring much expertise to the G20’s work.
The G20 Summit will be the most significant meeting of world leaders Australia has ever hosted.
To read the full press release on the Prime Minister of Australia's website, visit http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2013-12-01/australia-assumes-presidency-g20