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US to host next G20 summit in Pittsburgh in Sep

US to host next G20 summit in Pittsburgh in Sep
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First Published: Fri, May 29 2009. 10 17 AM IST
Updated: Fri, May 29 2009. 10 17 AM IST
Washington: United States will host the next G-20 Summit on 24 and 25 September in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in which global powers, including India, will participate, the White House announced on Friday.
The third such summit meeting to discuss the current global economic crisis would be attended by leaders of the top 20 economies of the world including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The first G-20 meeting was held in November last year, while Britain hosted the second summit in April.
“At the Pittsburgh Summit, US president Barack Obama will meet with leaders representing 85% of the world’s economy, take stock of the progress made since the Washington and London summits, and discuss further actions to assure a sound and sustainable recovery from the global economic and financial crisis,” White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, told reporters.
Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania has been chosen as the venue of the next summit, Gibbs said as most of the world leaders would be there in neighboring New York City to attend the annual General Assembly summit of the United Nations.
Further, Gibbs said, Pittsburg is an area that has seen its share of economic woes in the past, but because of foresight and investment is now renewed, giving birth to renewed industries that are creating the jobs of the future.
“I think the president believes it would be a good place to highlight some of that stuff,” he said.
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First Published: Fri, May 29 2009. 10 17 AM IST