Argentine President Macri departs this evening to the G20 Summit in Japan

President Macri’s first stop will be an official visit to Indonesia.

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President Mauricio Macri of Argentina will depart tonight for Japan to participate in the 2019 G20 Leaders’ Summit, taking place on Friday and Saturday in the city of Osaka.

The annual summit brings together heads of state and government of major industrialized and emerging countries. President Macri will be accompanied by First Lady Juliana Awada.

En route to Japan, the president will stop off in the city of Jakarta, Indonesia, for an official visit, where he will meet with Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

On the margins of the G20 summit, President Macri will hold meetings with, amongst other leaders, President Sebastián Piñera of Chile and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, as well as the leaders of the Lima Group, and European Commission President, Jean Claude Juncker.

President Macri arrives in Jakarta on the morning of Wednesday 26 June. He will be received by President Joko Widodo at the Bogor Presidential Palace at around 11.00 am local time.

After a private audience, a meeting of the delegations will take place.

At the same time, First Lady Awada will meet with Indonesian First Lady, Iriana Joko Widodo, at the Presidential Palace.

President Widodo and his wife will then offer a state banquet in honour of President Macri, the First Lady, and the delegation from Argentina.

That evening, President Macri flies to Osaka, Japan, host city of the G20 Leaders’ Summit.

As last year’s president of the G20, Argentina forms part of the 2019 G20 troika, which is composed of the current G20 president, last year’s president, and next year’s president.

President Macri and First Lady Awada arrive on Thursday 27 June at approximately 8.30 am local time.

At 2.25 pm, President Macri is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Osaka.

President Macri will then take part in the opening of “Argentina Week”, an event to promote newly arrived Argentine products at the Ito Yokado supermarket chain, one of the largest in Japan.

On Friday 28 June, at 11.15 am, Prime Minister Abe will welcome the G20 leaders to the summit venue, the Osaka International Exhibition Center (Intex Osaka), followed by the official family photo. 

The summit’s first plenary session and working lunch, during which President Macri will give a speech, will take place between 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm. On the agenda are issues relating to the global economy (finance, tax and anti-corruption), and trade and investment.

The second plenary session will begin shortly before 3.00 pm, and focus on innovation (digital economy and artificial intelligence).

At 6.00 pm, President Macri and First Lady Awada will attend an official welcome by Prime Minister Abe at Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden. The ceremony will include a cultural event and a dinner in honour of the leaders.

On Saturday 29 June, at 9.45 am, President Macri will take part in a leaders’ meeting at the Intex Osaka on women's empowerment, involving leading female representatives from various groups and organizations.

The third plenary session is scheduled to start at 10.00 am and will address issues relating to inequality (employment and women’s empowerment), sustainable and inclusive development (SDGs, quality investment in infrastructure, global health and cooperation for development.)

Shortly before midday, President Macri will meet with European Commission President, Jean Claude Juncker.

He will then take part in the summit’s fourth plenary session on climate change, energy and the environment, as a main speaker.

The summit officially closes at 1.45 pm on Saturday 29 June.

At the summit, First Lady Juliana Awada will join the Partners’ Programme. She will take part in the official welcome activities on Friday 28 June, and in the cultural activities Japanese First Lady, Akie Abe, will be hosting for the leaders’ partners. 

On Saturday 29 June, Awada will attend an international symposium on marine environments in the Osaka Province government building. 


Argentine President Macri departs this evening to the G20 Summit in Japan