Summit of world’s poorest nations opens in Turkey

2011-05-09 09:46

Istanbul - A five-day United Nations (UN) summit with 48 leaders of the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) began in Istanbul today to discuss a new 10-year aid plan to help lift nations out of poverty.

The summit was being chaired by the secretary-general of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, while the head of the Euopean Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, and Turkish President Abdullah Gul were also present at the opening.

The LDC includes 33 states from Africa, 14 from Asia plus Haiti.

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