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G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting 2024

SENATOR THE HON KATY GALLAGHER
Minister for Finance
Minister for Women
Minister for the Public Service
Senator for the ACT

SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Minister for Foreign Affairs

Date: Monday, 19 February 2024

Minister for Finance, Women and the Public Service, Senator Katy Gallagher will travel to Rio de Janeiro this week, to lead Australia’s delegation at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.

The G20 is the premier forum for economic cooperation. It plays a critical role in steering the global economy through major shared challenges. Its members represent 85% of global GDP, 75% of international trade and two-thirds of the world's population.

The Foreign Ministers’ Meeting will mark the first ministerial meeting of Brazil’s year as G20 president. The Australian Government looks forward to supporting Brazil’s presidency and welcomes its focus on sustainability and addressing inequality.

Australia also welcomes Brazil’s prioritisation of gender equality as a core commitment of its G20 presidency. As Minister for Finance and Minister for Women, Minister Gallagher will support Brazil in bringing women’s voices to the G20.

While in Brazil, Minister Gallagher will also undertake other ministerial meetings with G20 members, including MIKTA ministers from Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, and Turkiye.

Attributable Quote: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Penny Wong:

“Minister Gallagher will prosecute Australia’s interests on key global challenges, including current international conflicts, sustainability, and global governance reform.”

Attributable Quote: Minister for Finance, Women and the Public Service, Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher:

“The G20 is the premier forum for international economic cooperation. Australia strongly supports Brazil’s G20 presidency and ambitious agenda.” 

“Australia encourages all members of the G20 to maintain focus on pursuing strong, sustainable, and inclusive growth, which is critical to achieving peace and stability.

“Gender equality is at the centre of the Australian Government’s policy agenda and as Minister for Women, I strongly support Brazil’s focus on women’s empowerment.”

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Media Contact(s)

Caitlin Raper (Minister Wong): +61 432 522 598
Lisa Glenday (Minister Gallagher): +61 403 931 209