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Jakarta Post

G20 told to provide financial services to the poor

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Jimbaran, Bali   /   Tue, September 28 2010   /  10:21 am

President Susilo Bambang Yu-dhoyono says that G20 member nations must use their upcoming summit to focus on giving the people of developing countries access to financial services.Speaking at the keynote address at the opening of the Global Policy Forum of the Alliance of Financial Inclusion (AFI) here on Monday, Yudhoyono said that financial inclusion should be part of the “development issues” agenda that the G20 countries has agreed to address at its November summit in South Korea.“Financial inclusion is essential to our efforts to fight poverty. It is a critical instrument to achieve the MDGs [Millennium Development Goals]. Indonesia is ready to bring this issue to the attention of the G20 leaders at the summit this November,” he said.Policymakers from 42 developing countries are taking part in the three-day forum to increase access to financial services by the people of develo...