Singapore’s minister Lawrence Wong to attend two-day G20 finance ministers’ summit tomorrow

Singapore’s Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong is set to attend the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors from March 17 to 18, 2017 in Baden-Baden, Germany, the Singapore Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced today.

This is the first finance ministers meeting under Germany’s G20 presidency and follows the foreign ministers meeting held last month. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann will share the results of the meeting in a news conference which will be held on March 18. 

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane greeting United Nations Secretary General, Mr Antonio Guterres during the group photo session at the G20 Minister's Meeting in Bonn, Germany
Foreign ministers of G20 member countries gather for their meeting. Photo courtesy: GovernmentZA

At these meetings, individual G20 topics are dealt with in depth. In addition, the ministers in charge of foreign affairs, labour, health, agriculture and digitisation will hold meetings during the German G20 presidency.

The G20 began in 1999 as a meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in the aftermath of the financial crises in Asia, Latin America, and Asia.

Overview of G20 specialised ministers' meetings, 2017:

  • Meeting of G20 agriculture ministers on January 22 in Berlin
  • Meeting of G20 foreign ministers on February 16 and 17 in Bonn
  • Meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors from March 17 to 18 in Baden-Baden
  • Meeting of G20 ministers in charge of digitalisation on April 6 and 7 in Düsseldorf
  • Meeting of G20 labour ministers on May 18 and 19 in Bad Neuenahr
  • Meeting of G20 health ministers on May 19 and 20 in Berlin