G20 finance ministers discuss measures against tax evasion

EFE.- G20 finance ministers and central bank governors discussed measures against tax evasion in Jakarta on Friday, after two days of meetings during which they also discussed global inflation, the pandemic and tensions across Ukraine.

Indonesia’s Finance Minister Sri Mulyani said today at a conference that they are negotiating “multilateral agreements” to support, above all, developing countries for Combating embezzlement and tax evasion with measures to be implemented from 2023.

The minister said, whose country is chairing the G20 this year, which includes the 20 largest economies in the world, including the United States, China, Russia, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, Argentina, among others.

The finance ministers had intended to issue a joint statement, but due to the lack of consensus, its release may be delayed until Saturday.

The day before, Indonesian President Joko Widodo emphasized cooperation between “regions” to ensure global economic growth and warned that in times like these, “this is not the time for rivalries or to create new tensions that alter global recovery and security like what is happening in Ukraine.” “.

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The meeting, which combined physical and telematics meetings, focused on strategies for economic recovery, full adjustment of monetary policies by many countries, digital payment systems, sustainable finance, financial inclusion and international taxation.

The appointment takes place as Indonesia, the country hardest hit by Covid-19 in Southeast Asia, suffers from record numbers of daily infections this week.up from 57,000, the highest one-day number since the pandemic began.

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The current situation, due in part to the influence of the Omicron variable, has led Indonesia to decide to hold the meetings in Jakarta rather than Bali, as planned, as vaccination rates in the capital are higher.

In addition to the financial leaders of the G20 countries, the meeting was attended by representatives of invited countries and organizations, such as the World Bank or the World Health Organization, including its director, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

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