South Korea’s president Lee Myung-bak joins the G8 summit on Thursday with other leaders from the wider G20. In an interview with Euronews, he said the G8 countries could not address global concerns successfully and effectively.
“That is why we have the G20 – the G8 members plus the emerging and new economies, and of course the developing economies,” he said. “They can work together through international co-operation to resolve some of the very pressing global concerns.” Lee Myung-bak denied that the G8 was obsolete, saying he thought the top industrialised countries still had a substantial role and responsibility. The whole of the interview with the South Korean leader is broadcast on Euronews on Thursday at 2145 CET.