Pope Benedict XVI calls on G-20 nations to serve common global interests

November 11th, 2010 - 12:54 am ICT by BNO News  

SEOUL (BNO NEWS) — Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday called on the Group of 20 nations to draw fair consensus that will serve common interests of the international community during the Seoul summit.

The Pope voiced his message through a letter sent to South Korea’s president Lee Myung-bak, Yonhap news agency reported. He also sent words of encouragement to the leaders of G-20 nations that are gathering in the Korean capital to discuss and work out a global financial road map among other issues.

The Catholic leader encouraged Lee and the other leaders of the twenty most advanced and emerging market nations to discuss the many serious problems considering the deeper reasons for the economic and financial crisis.

“In doing so, it is my hope that there will be a keen awareness that the solutions adopted, as such, will work only if, in the final analysis, they are aimed at reaching the same goal: the authentic and integral development of man,” the Pope’s letter read.

The G-20 summit’s agenda includes the establishment of a guideline on limiting current account balances and the United States recent controversial move to print more money. In this regard, Pope Benedict XVI urged not to favor some countries at the expense of others.

South Korea hopes that the summit will result in commitments to support developing nations. The Pope added that the selection of Seoul as host of the summit is a recognition to the significant level of economic development reached by the Asian nation.

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