G20 finance ministers and central bank governors to meet in Baden-Baden

The finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Twenty (G20) will be meeting in Baden-Baden on 17 and 18 March. The agenda includes, above all, the priority topics that have been set by Germany under its G20 presidency in 2017. In the area of finance, those are: strengthening economic resilience, shaping digitalisation and encouraging investment in Africa, in particular.

The outcomes of the meeting will be presented in a joint statement to be published afterwards. Moreover, Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann will report on the results of the talks at a press conference beginning at 3.30 pm on 18 March.

An important forum

The discussions between the finance ministers and central bank governors will also serve as preparation for the monetary and financial topics of the annual G20 summit of the heads of state or government in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July. The G20 finance ministers and central bank governors will come together again on the margins of the International Monetary Fund's spring and annual meetings taking place in April and October.

Comprising the 19 most important industrial countries and emerging markets as well as the European Union, the G20 is the central forum for informal international cooperation. Since its inception in 1999, the G20 has dedicated itself to addressing the challenges facing the international monetary and financial system in an increasingly closely interconnected global economy.