Vietnam to attend G20 summit for the first time

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will lead a Vietnamese delegation to attend the G20 summit in Canada on June 25-28 as the ASEAN president.

 

Vietnam will participate for the first time at the international meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors (G20) at the invitation of Canadian Prime Minister and summit chairman Stephen Harper.

  

Founded in 1999 in the wake of Asian financial crisis in 1997, the G20 first convened in 2008 in Washington D.C. and has since met regularly to discuss key issues relationg to the global economy.

 

The fourth G20 summit will see the participation of countries like the US, Japan and India as well as members of the European Union.

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