Spanish and British PMs join world leaders in Japan for G20 Summit

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THE prime ministers of Britain and Spain have joined the leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies for the annual G20 summit which is taking place in Japan.

Spain’s Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was pictured arriving in Osaka for the summit earlier this morning (Friday).

Sanchez said Spain’s two priorities for the summit were action on climate change and making the global economy more environmentally friendly.

“We are united by our defence of multilateralism, global trade and our commitment to ensure climate neutrality in line with the Paris Agreement,” Sanchez said.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would push for world leaders to do more to combat climate change at the summit.

She spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier and said the two countries would work together to uphold global rules to ensure peace and prosperity.

Sanchez, May and Abe are joined by the leaders of the US, France, Germany, Canada, the Netherlands, Russia, China, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other leading economies.

The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde and Jean Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk, the presidents of the EU Commission and Council respectively, are also attending.

This year’s agenda includes discussions on the global economy, trade and investment, innovation, the environment and energy, jobs, women’s empowerment, development and health.

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