G20 finance officials to meet in South Korea next month
Senior financial officials from the Group of 20 economies will meet in South Korea next month to discuss spurring the global recovery, officials said Monday.
Vice finance ministers and deputy central bank governors will meet from February 27-28 in the city of Incheon west of Seoul, the ministry of strategy and finance said.
It will be the first meeting of the G20 major economies in South Korea, which will host the group's summit in November.
"How to accelerate the global economic rebound and how to manage the global economic system after the crisis will be among the top agenda items to be discussed at the February meeting," a ministry official told Yonhap news agency.
South Korea will also host a meeting of G20 finance ministers on June 4-5, just before a separate G20 summit in Canada.
The International Monetary Fund and South Korea said last week they would jointly host in Seoul another high-level international conference on Asia in July.
The July 12-13 forum will be held "to examine Asia's economic dynamism and evolving role in international policy-making", they said in a joint statement.