G20 – France’s participation in the Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers in Buenos Aires (20-21 May 2018)


A French delegation will attend the G20 Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers in Buenos Aires from May 20 to 21. This meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the contributions and role of the G20 in support of multilateralism and global governance; it will also provide an opportunity to look at ways to promote fair and sustainable development. It should provide an opportunity to prepare for the G20 Leaders’ Summit due to take place for the first time in South America from November 30 to December 1.

The G20 is one of the foremost forums for global economic governance. France intends to play its full role in this context in order to defend multilateralism, which remains the most legitimate and effective method of collective decision-making in an interconnected and interdependent world.

This notably entails maintaining the momentum for strengthened international cooperation with respect to the key issues on the international agenda, in particular:

  • the fight against terrorism;
  • the fight against climate change and the implementation of the Paris Agreement as well as mobilization in support of biodiversity;
  • the promotion of open, fair and rules-based trade;
  • the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;
  • corporate social responsibility;
  • improved regulation of the digital sector.