Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has been invited to attend a Group of 20 Summit, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Saturday.
Harper’s office said it also invited Malawian president to attend the Summit.
In addition to Ethiopia and Malawi, Harper’s office said he also extended invitations to the leaders of the Netherlands, Spain and Vietnam for next month’s G20 meeting in Toronto, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.
Members of the G20 include the European Union, United States, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Republic of Korea, Turkey and United Kingdom.
Countries who do not belong are frequently invited to attend G20 meetings, the CBC noted, adding Malawi leads the African Union while Vietnam leads the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
The G20 summit will be held June 26-27 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Leaders will focus on the global economy and worldwide jobless situation, Harper’s office said.