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Indonesia to make the most of G20 Summit

  • Erwida Maulia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 19 2009   /  12:22 pm

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will head to Pittsburgh, United States, next week for the third G20 Leaders Summit, where he is expected to "voice the interests" of developing countries and fight for the forum's permanency. Presidential spokesman Dino Patti Djalal said Thursday at a press conference that during the Sept. 24-25 meeting of the leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies, Indonesia would voice the interests of developing countries. He said Indonesia also hoped the summit would not exclude climate change issues in its agenda, with the COP 15 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen coming up in December. "We also want an acceleration in the reforms of multilateral institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank," Dino said. "The process is ongoing, but we want it to be accelerated. "And Indonesia wants the G20 to explore other issues su...