Calderon opened the G20 hawking for free trade
June 18, 2012
Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon called the meeting of the G20 with a speech in defense of free trade. Characterized it as the largest “generator of jobs.” Later, Cristina Kirchner, who met with Dilma Rousseff and Vladimir Putin, will be speaking.
The host of the G20, where the world’s most powerful countries meet to coordinate global economic measures, called in his speech for not “yield to the temptation of protectionism.”
“Right now, free trade is a very powerful tool, among the most powerful to generate jobs,” he said.
“At the start of the summit suggest that we ask ourselves if we can address specific actions and coordinated global growth and employment generation, with a long-term plan,” he concluded.