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S Korea prez pledges Seoul's mediating role at G-20 Summit

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has said his government will make full efforts to mediate between advanced, developing and emerging nations at November's G-20 summit as the chair nation of the event.

world Updated: Jul 22, 2010 16:37 IST

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has said his government will make full efforts to mediate between advanced, developing and emerging nations at November's G-20 summit as the chair nation of the event.

Lee made the remarks on Wednesday in his congratulatory speech at the opening of a sherpa meeting to prepare for the G-20 Summit, his spokeswoman Kim Hee-jung said.

"The success of the G-20 Summit depends on you sherpas, and your role is very important," Lee was quoted as saying.

"All Korean people, including myself, will spare no cooperation and support for the success of the meeting."

Sherpas are the personal representatives of world leaders for the summit and help shape agendas.

The two-day meeting brought together about 100 sherpas from the G-20 member nations and representatives from international organisations to discuss major agendas for the summit.