Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam
G20, a strategic intergovernmental forum, was established in 1999 as a response to the financial crisis of the 1990s. Comprising of 20 members (19 countries and the European Union) that constitute the world’s 85 per cent share of the GDP and 60 per cent of the world population, the main objective of G20 is to deal with the pressing global economic and geopolitical issues. G20 members include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. The members meet annually to deliberate on achieving economic stability and delve into other critical challenges faced by the member countries and their impact on the global economy.