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Jakarta Post

G20 and East Asia: A forum for the Asian agenda

  • Maria Monica Wihardja

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 13 2010   /  09:45 am

On Nov. 5, 2009, KOPEC (the Korean National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation) hosted a closed roundtable. This roundtable aimed to come up with a proposal on what should be in the agenda for the 2010 G20 Summit in Korea. This proposal was to be submitted to the Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance and other Korean government bodies.The roundtable was a follow-up to a successful informal meeting in Ubud, Bali, on Aug. 22, 2009, held by KOPEC and INCPEC (Indonesian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation). From the roundtable discussion, there were essentially two separate yet interconnected agendas for the G20 Summits in Huntsville and Seoul.The agenda for the G20 Summit in Huntsville will focus on short-term economic rescue, including exit strategies and the timing of such exits. The agenda for the G20 Summit in Seoul will focus on the medium- to long-term econom...