Indonesian president to speak on food security at G8+8 summit 2008-07-02 23:34:35   Print

    JAKARTA, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to make a speech on food security issue at the G8+8 summit that will take place in Japan, next week, a spokesman said.

    "The president is scheduled to be a lead speaker on the food security issue," Antara news agency quoted presidential spokesman Dino Patti Djalal as saying here Wednesday.

    Previously, Yudhoyono had sent a letter to Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, chairman of the G8 summit, calling for theG8 countries to discuss the food security issue at their meeting in Hokkaido, Japan.

    "It should not only (discuss) climate change issues but also food security, and, thank God, (Yudhoyono's) letter was well received," Djalal said.

    During the summit, the Indonensian president would call on key countries to implement the Bali Road Map and encourage efforts to find a global solution to the food crisis after the FAO summit in Rome, said the spokesman.

    Yudhoyono would attend the G8 Outreach summit on July 8-10.

    "The G8 outreach meeting was initiated by France and Britain," he said.

    G8 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Britain, and the United States.

Editor: Yan Liang
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