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Leaders’ views

Leaders’ views LEADERS’ VIEWS Asia, Europe and America These leaders’ and guest leaders’ views were adapted from various speeches, bilaterals and interviews that reflect their opinions regarding the work of the G20 5 th Summit Shinzo Abe Japan The Abenomics economic policies… are strongly advancing the exit from deflation and growth of the economy, and… we are firmly working to create a society in which there are plenty of jobs available for those who want to work… The ratio of job offers to job seekers has reached 1.0 or above in all 47 prefectures for the first time in history… I have set the next pillar of the Abe administration as “personnel development reforms”… I believe that the ideas and strengths of everyone… in business environments will truly result in improved productivity throughout the whole of Japan… Remarks made to the Council on the Promotion of the National Movement to Improve Productivity, 21 June 2017 28 G20 Germany: The Hamburg Summit • July 2017

Leaders’ views Donald Trump United States of America Our foreign policy calls for a direct, robust and Summit meaningful engagement with the world. It is American leadership based on vital security interests that we share with our allies across the globe… We will respect historic institutions, but we will also respect the sovereign rights of nations. Free nations are the best vehicle for expressing the will of the people – and America respects the right of all nations to chart their own path. We must learn from the mistakes of the past – we have seen the war and destruction that have raged across our world. The only long-term solution for these humanitarian disasters is to create the conditions where displaced persons can safely return home and begin the long process of rebuilding. America is willing to find new friends, and to forge new partnerships, where shared interests align. We want peace, wherever peace can be found. America is friends today with former enemies. Some of our closest allies, decades ago, fought on the opposite side of these world wars. This history should give us all faith in the possibilities for a better world … Remarks in a Joint Address to Congress, 28 February 2017 Theresa May United Kingdom 1 st 2 nd Summit We are going to be a confident country that is in control of its own destiny once again. And it is because of that that we will be in a position to act in this global role. Because a country in control of its destiny is more, not less, able to play a full role in underpinning and strengthening the multilateral rules-based system… A global Britain is no less British because we are a hub for foreign investment… Britain is no less British because it is home to people from around the world. In fact, we derive so much of our strength from our diversity – we are a multiracial, multiethnic, multi-faith democracy, and we’re proud of it. And Britain is no less British because we have led the way in multilateral organisations like the UN, NATO, IMF and the World Bank over many years. Membership of these bodies magnifies all their members’ ability to advance the common goods of peace, prosperity and security. I believe strongly in a rules-based global order. The establishment of the institutions that give effect to it in the mid 20th century was a crucial foundation for much of the growing peace and prosperity the world has enjoyed since. And the tragic history of the first half of the last century reminds us of the cost of those institutions’ absence…We must uphold the institutions that enable the nations of the world to work together. And we must continue to promote international cooperation wherever we can … International cooperation is vital. But we must never forget that our first responsibility as governments it to serve the people. And it is my firm belief that we – as governments, international institutions, businesses and individuals – need to do more to respond to the concerns of those who feel that the modern world has left them behind. Speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, 19 January 2017 July 2017G20 Germany: The Hamburg Summit 29

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