"The World and Japan" Database (Project Leader: TANAKA Akihiko)
Database of Japanese Politics and International Relations
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), The University of Tokyo


[Date] June 9, 2019
[Source] Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
[Full text]

Note by the Japanese Presidency:

Towards the G20 Osaka Summit, the Japanese Presidency intended to elaborate a set of principles for Quality Infrastructure Investment through the Finance Track and the Sherpa Track. The Development Working Group (DWG), as a group that discusses the issue emphasizing the sustainable development perspective, provided the Infrastructure Working Group (IWG) with “Key Elements of Quality Infrastructure for Connectivity Enhancement towards Sustainable Development” as their own inputs on the elements of quality infrastructure on April 25th. And then, the IWG put together the “G20 Principles for Quality Infrastructure Investment,” which were endorsed by the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors at their meeting on June 9th and eventually by the Leaders at the G20 Osaka Summit on June 29th. After the IWG reached agreement on the “Principles,” the DWG continued the deliberations on the “Key Elements.”

The Presidency wishes to make it clear that any future discussions on quality infrastructure should be based upon the agreed “G20 Principles for Quality Infrastructure Investment.” At the same time, the Presidency has decided to publish the “Key Elements” as a DWG working document, as it feels obliged to take stock of the discussions and agreement within the DWG.