S Korea invites Brazil's president-elect to participate in G20 Summit

11:38, November 06, 2010      

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The South Korean government has formally invited Brazil's President-elect Dilma Rousseff to attend the upcoming Group of 20 Summit on Nov. 11-12, the Brazilian presidency's press office announced on Friday.

Rousseff, who won the runoff election on Oct. 31, will join the entourage of her predecessor and mentor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and may participate in all official events of the meeting.

"The summit in Seoul, the fifth of the G20, completes an important phase in its history, since it concludes the program of 47 actions adopted in Washington in November 2008, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reforms," said Carlos Vilanova, press assistant secretary of the Brazilian presidency.

Lula will arrive in the South Korean capital on Nov. 11 and attend a working dinner with other heads of state of the G20.

Lula and Rousseff said at a press conference this week that at the G20 summit, Brazil will fight the "currency war," which could be avoided through a multilateral agreement to resolve the monetary imbalances in global trade.



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