President Mauricio Macri travelled to Jakarta on Tuesday to meet with Indonesian President Joko Widodo before continuing onto the annual summit of the Group of 20 (G20) which will take place June 28-29 in Osaka, Japan.
President was received by the Widodo at 11:00AM local time. After meeting in the Idonesian presidential palace, the two heads of state were joined by their respective delegations for lunch. First Lady Juliana Awada also had a meeting with Indonesian first lady, Iriana Joko Widodo.
Wednesday evening, President Macri will fly to Osaka, the location of the G20 Summit. According to the President’s public schedule, he will meet with Japanese President Shinzo Abe at 2:25PM local time Thursday.
Friday the 28th, he will attend the opening of the Summit at the Intex Osaka conference centre which will be inaugurated by Japanese premier Shinzo Abe. Earlier on Friday, he will attend the opening of “Argentina Week,” during which Argentine products will be showcased at Ito Yokado, one of Japan’s largest supermarket chains.
Argentina, having been the host of the previous G20 Summit, will be part of the troika which is made up of the country that holds the current chair of the forum, the previous year’s host and next year’s host (Saudi Arabia). In Osaka, Macri will hold bilateral meetings with his peers Donald Trump (United States), Xi Jinping (China), Emmanuel Macron (France) and Pedro Sánchez (Spain), amongst others.
At the plenary session and working lunch, leaders will discuss global economic issues and trade and investment, a segment that will feature a presentation by President Macri. At the second plenary session an hour later, they will discuss topics relating to innovation such as the digital economy and artificial intelligence.
On Saturday, Macri and other heads of government will attend a session on the empowerment of women which will feature presentations from female representatives of various groups and organisations. Later on Saturday, a third plenary session will handle issues of global gender and economic inequality, public health, sustainable development, development cooperation and quality investments in infrastructure.
Afterwards, Macri will attend the fourth plenary session of the summit, which will focus on analysis of climate change, energy and the environment, in which he will be featured as a main speaker.
After the summit’s conclusion, Macri is expected to make a quick visit to France with the aim of moving forward with a possible EU-Mercosur free trade agreement.