Palace meeting set on international debt
A private meeting between politicians, international financiers and economists and bishops will be held at Lambeth Palace before lunch tomorrow to discuss international debt.
This was one of the subjects which all the preparatory regional meetings asked to be discussed at the Conference. The special meeting was called at the initiative of the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be cochaired by the Archbishop and Baroness Chalker of Wallasey. It has been set at the midway point of the Conference so that information and views can be shared and tested to allow any final resolution to be as constructive as possible. Attending the meeting will be: Chancellor Gordon Brown; MP Clare Short, Secretary of State for International Development; Canadian High Commissioner Roy McLaren; German Ambassador Gebhardt von Moltke; Russian Ambassador Yuri Fokine; Political Counsellor Nikita Matkovski of the Russian Federation; Michael Monderer, Director of the Office of International Debt Policy, USTreasury;Archbishop Robin Eames (Armagh and All Ireland); Archbishop Peter Hollingworth (Brisbane, Australia); Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane (Cape Town, South Africa); Archbishop Khotso Makhulu (Central Africa); Bishop Luiz Prado (Brazil); Bishop Dinis Sengulane (Lobombo, Mozambique); Bishop Peter Selby (Worcester, England); Bishop Leo Frade (Honduras); Bishop Ronald Haines (Washington, US) and representatives from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, HSBC Holdings, Barclays Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.
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