Finance Minister to attend G-20 meet in Japan

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be attending  G20 finance leaders meeting this weekend in Japan, said a government official.

Finance Minister to attend G-20 meet in Japan

She took charge as the first full-time woman finance minister of the country last week and this will be her first overseas meeting after assuming the office.

G-20, which is a group of developing and developed nations, includes India, the US, the UK, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, France and Australia among others.

The meeting is likely to be attended by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das as well at Fukuoka in Japan.

The meeting which will begin from June 8 is likely to focus on risks and challenges faced by the global economy, investment in infrastructure and international taxation.

The deliberations at the meeting would be followed by the G-20 Leaders’ Summit scheduled on June 28-29 at Osaka.

The G20 meetings, which are convened annually since 1999, provides a platform to key countries in the international financial system to discuss major international economic issues. It also focuses on achieving the stable and sustainable growth of the global economy.

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