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Saturday, 8 July 2017

12th G20 Summit held in Hamburg, Germany


Hamburg is hosting the twelfth G20 Summit on the 7th and 8th of July, 2017. The G20, or group of 20, is an international meeting between heads of states, finance ministers and central bank governors from the world’s leading economies.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hosting this year’s G20 Summit in Hamburg. Leaders of the G20 countries agreed to swift action and targeted exchange of information on terrorism and its financing. In a statement released at the end of the first day of the 12th G20 Summit, the member countries decided to take concrete steps to stop funding of the terror activities. The leaders also decided that the private sector will also be involved in the global efforts to counter terror financing.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • G-20 was founded in 1999.
  • The first meeting of G-20 was held in Berlin in 1999.
  • The last G-20 summit was held in China in 2016.
Source- AIR World Service


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