Mauricio Macri, president of Argentina, Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway and Hamdi Ulukaya, founder, chairman and CEO of Chobani and founder of the Tent Partnership for Refugees, will be honored by the Atlantic Council with the Global Citizen Awards, during a ceremony on the evening of September 24 in New York, NY. All three distinguished honorees have confirmed attendance and will speak at the event.2 comments
Argentine president Mauricio Macri leaves for South Africa this Thursday to participate in the annual BRICS summit, where Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa come together to discuss common issues.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Sunday laid a wreath to honor Argentine soldiers fallen while fighting the British in the 1982 Falkland Islands conflict. Johnson, who is in Buenos Aires for a Group of 20 meeting, visited the Monument of the Fallen Soldiers on Sunday along with Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie.
Chinese Finance Minister Xiao Jie, visited Argentina last week where he met with president Mauricio Macri and other officials ahead of the upcoming meeting in Buenos Aires of the G20 finance ministers and central banks governors. There was no official briefing of the different meetings or the interview with Macri in Casa Rosada.
Daniel Funes de Rioja, Chair of B20, promoted the B20 agenda among British business, chambers, institutions and members of the press at the “B20 Priorities and Challenges” seminar at the Argentine Official Residence in London.
US President Donald Trump announced the construction of a pipeline to carry oil to Mexico through the border near Peñitas, Texas, which would run under the infamous wall he has promised to build.
Uruguayan president Jose Mujica arrived Tuesday in Mexico for a two day visit to promote bilateral trade and to address with his host Felipe Calderon issues related to recent discrepancies with the G20 that described Uruguay and Panama as “fiscal havens”.
World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy warned world leaders that adopting protectionist measures can have “devastating effects” on the global economy. Addressing the G 20 group Lamy called on the leaders to resist “the temptations of protectionism”.
Argentina is satisfied with the outcome of the G-20 ministerial meeting after the proposal to regulate commodities prices was turned down, particularly in the food chapter, and because it was agreed that the best way to address current tensions is to stimulate supply.
The G20 have reached a deal on indicators to detect economic imbalances, the French presidency said, after the meeting ended in Paris. The world's leading economies agreed on a compromise after frank, sometimes tense negotiations, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde said.