Turkey says migration, terror on G20 summit agenda

Ankara, Oct 27 (IANS) The G20 summit that Turkey will host in November will discuss the crisis of migration amid the high influx of Syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn country, a Turkish foreign ministry official said on Tuesday.

The meeting of leaders of the world’s 20 biggest economies, which is scheduled for November 15-16 in Antalya, will also address the problem of terror, Xinhua news agency quoted Ayse Sinirlioglu, the ministry’s deputy undersecretary, as saying.

Turkey is keen on strengthening interaction between the G20 and Low-Income Developing Countries (LIDCs), she said.

Spain, Azerbaijan, Singapore and the chairs of Asean (Malaysia), African Union (Zimbabwe) and NEPAD (Senegal) have also been invited to the G20 meeting, she said.

The G20 countries constitute 85 percent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) and 75 percent of the world’s trade.

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