Seoul to Host Next Year’s G20 Summit

2009-11-06 17:11:51

South Korea has selected Seoul to be the host of the Group of 20 Summit slated for November next year. Presidential spokesman Park Sun-kyoo said the government decided on the capital city as the venue because it provides convenient accommodation and transportation for the some 30 leaders and accompanying entourages that are expected to attend. The spokesman said the government is considering having provincial cities host ministerial and vice-ministerial meetings on the sidelines of the summit. Park said Sakong Il, the chairman of the Korea International Trade Association, has been informally designated as the head of the nation’s G-20 Summit coordinating committee. Presidential Policy Chief Yoon Jin-sik will serve as the committee’s vice chair and Financial Services Commission Vice Chairman Rhee Chang-yong will serve as the head of planning.World leaders in attendance at September’s G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh selected Canada and Korea to host the organization’s two summits in 2010

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Membership

The G-20 is made up of the finance ministers and central bank governors of 19 countries:

 

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • The European Union
  • Visit site and get more information

    http://www.g20.org/

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