The Think 20 Meeting took place in Moscow on December 11 as part of Russia's G20 presidency. Representatives of leading global think tanks exchanged opinions on the most important issues on the global economic agenda.
Kseniya Yudaeva, Russia's G20 Sherpa, focused her opening remarks on the important role that think tanks play in maintaining contacts between the expert community and government officials and supporting an ongoing exchange on how to make the work of the G20 more effective, as well as outlining the most important priorities for the current and future work of the group.
She also said that the focus of the meeting, Fostering Economic Growth and Sustainability, reflects the main goals that the G20 has been working to achieve from the very start: studying the main reasons behind the economic crisis and finding ways for initiating a recovery.
Some of the ideas proposed by the experts during the Think 20 Meeting will be included in the agenda for the December 12 G20 Sherpas' Meeting, Yudaeva said. She spoke about the plans and priorities of Russia's G20 presidency.
The G20 Finance Track will be based on the traditional G20 agenda during the year of Russia's presidency, Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak said. It will continue focusing on issues raised over previous years. He also informed the audience that G20 finance ministers will meet in Moscow on February 15-16, 2013.
The main results of the Think 20 Meeting will be presented at the conference Fostering Economic Growth and Sustainability to be held in Moscow on December 13, 2012.