Singapore invited to participate in G20 Summit

Singapore invited to participate in G20 Summit
G20 representatives meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin February 15, 2013.

SINGAPORE - Singapore has been invited to participate in the G20 Summit to be held in Brisbane, Australia, from November 15 to 16, 2014.

The Brisbane Summit will be the ninth meeting of G20 heads of state and government. The participating leaders will discuss the challenges facing the global economy and the policies needed to promote strong, sustainable and balanced growth.

In a joint statement released today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Finance said that Singapore looks forward to contributing to discussions in the G20 on global financial reforms, infrastructure investment financing and the multilateral trading system

"Singapore appreciates Australia's efforts to reach out to non-G20 members. As a member of the Global Governance Group (3G)[1], Singapore will work closely with Australia to promote greater engagement between G20 and the wider United Nations (UN) membership. The 3G believes that the G20 should continue to do its part to re-invigorate global economic growth and work with non-members, the UN and international organisations to translate its agenda into action," the statement said.

"Singapore and Australia enjoy a warm and longstanding partnership. Both countries cooperate closely in many regional and multilateral fora such as Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and East Asia Summit.

"Singapore looks forward to working closely with Australia, as host of the G20 Summit, G20 members, and other invited partners, to achieve a successful outcome at the Brisbane Summit."

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