Apologies for the hiatus. I was planning to write a long wrap-up post about the G20 Summit, but the week after my London trip was hectic and it’s too late now. Instead, I will link to some of what my fellow bloggers wrote.
The only thing that I want to add here is regarding the Saudi contribution to the IMF. I attended the press conference of British PM Gordon Brown where BBC Arabic asked him about this and he totally ignored the question. Later on the same day, I had a chance to ask the same question to Michael Froman, deputy assistant to Obama and deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs. He said Saudi Arabia did not publicly announce how much they plan to contribute to the IMF.
Read more from G20Voice bloggers:
- Thoughts from Vikki Chowney, here and here.
- Tom Watson, who was sitting right next to me, on what does the G20 statement mean for developing countries.
- Sam Graham-Felsen, lead blogger for the Obama campaign, on another blogger breakthrough.
Overall, attending the G20 Summit in London was a great experience, and the G20Voice bloggers were awesome. The best part was probably attending the Obama press conference. We had to stand in line for 90 minutes to get in, but it was worth it. Here’s my favourite moment from the event:
8 thoughts on “Last rant on the G20 Summit”
hmmmmmmm … Obama didn’t answer the question .. he tried to go around it and link energy to terrorism…. oh politicians only you would do something like evade from the real question
Charity start at home, Saudi Arabia’s money should stay inside the country.
A serious question, what did you gain by attending it? more attention?
I hope you answer that with honesty Ahmed.
Obama is a funny man actually.
I must say that I believe that I find the G20 meeting to rather be a bore.
Has anyone seen this new magazine: http://www.jasadmag.com/
If so, what are views on it?
Shouldn’t the Saudis get some aid from the goverment instead of inside looking out?
I wrote about that in my blog. Hope you can comment on that Ahmed
What can America do to counter terrorist activity in Pakistan? America has itself created those terrorist and are yet the puppets to set their bases in Pakistan and create more tension in the region.
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