09 Oct '11, 12pm

Asian economic powers look to boost cooperation

Asian economic powers look to boost cooperation

KUWAIT CITY: Asia's economic powers, including major oil producers and consumers, are to meet in Kuwait on Monday to discuss how to protect their nations against global crises. Foreign ministers of the 31-member Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), set up in 2002, will attend the two-day meeting focused on ways to activate the forum, Kuwait's foreign ministry undersecretary Khaled al-Jarallah said on Sunday. "Fortunately, Asian countries have so far avoided the impacts of the world's ongoing sovereign debt crises. We will discuss how to protect our nations against these crises," Jarallah told reporters after a preparatory meeting. Ministers from economic powers such as China, Japan, India and South Korea will meet with their counterparts in the world's leading oil producers, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, in addition to Iran and Russia. They will review the...

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