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Poland aspires to join G-20: FM

17.11.2019 13:55
Poland’s goal for the not too distant future is to join the G-20, a group comprised of the world's largest economies, foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz has said.
FM Jacek Czaputowicz (R)
FM Jacek Czaputowicz (R)PAP/Tomasz Gzell

“I think we need to strive for such ambitious goals. Poland  is the largest country in the region, which should be considered with regard to the G-20 as a representative body,” Czaputowicz said on Saturday. He was referring to president Andrzej Duda's statement that Poland wanted to be admitted to the G-20. "We want to go further…We want to be accepted into the G-20, we want to be accepted into other bodies that are in the world today," Duda said on Friday while speaking to foreign diplomats.

Czaputowicz noted that a formal requirement to become a member is economic development as the group affiliates the top 20 world economies. "If Poland has been developing and if this growth is higher than in other countries, then maybe one day we will join the top twenty," he noted.

The G-20 is a collection of 20 of the world’s largest economies (19 countries + the EU) formed in 1999. Its annual summit has evolved into a major forum for discussing economics and pressing global issues. G-20 members account for 85 percent of the world economy, 75 percent of global trade, and two-thirds of the world's population.


Source: PAP, IAR, president.pl