The initiative was launched here by World Bank President Jim Yong Kim in the presence of Ivanka Trump and her father as also G20 host Angela Merkel and other world leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde.
The 35-year-old senior aide to the President tapped in for her boisterous dad as he scooted off early for a sideline meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
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Jonah Green of Reuters declared, "Today is the day that Ivanka Trump finally became president".
A White House official told DailyMail.com that the younger Trump's fill-in role was nothing out of the ordinary.
"If everything went as quickly at the World Bank ... then we would be much more efficient", Merkel remarked.
Mrs. Trump is fluent 7 languages and is very comfortable in the role of representing the U.S. overseas.
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The world-leader-packed G20 summit has just ended in Hamburg, Germany, where the people who run the world's 20 biggest economies were discussing how to tackle critically important issues, such as global warming, women's entrepreneurial initiatives, Europe's migrant crisis, and a plan for sustainable development.
Representative Ted Lieu, Democrat of California, who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said on Twitter that based on Ms. Trump's example, he was going to ask the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, "if my son can sit in for me at the next House Foreign Affairs Committee meeting".
According to Agence France-Presse, a White House official has confirmed that Ivanka Trump "briefly joined the main table when the president had to step out".
Ivanka helped her father to launch a loan programme on women.
"She's got her certain issues that she focuses on, and when those things come up, then that's where she is and that's what she likes to focus on", Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations, said in a TV interview.
The creation of the facility was Ivanka Trump's idea as she held meetings on the topic of women's empowerment during the beginning of her father's administration, including one with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, who shepherded the facility's creation.
Tony Posnanski, another New York-based writer, took a lighter jibe at Ivanka, "I guess in all fairness Ivanka Trump is qualified to sit with world leaders since her clothing line has failed in every country".