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Pakistani PM to attend CGI Asia meeting in Hong Kong

2008-11-29 09:55:20 GMT2008-11-29 17:55:20 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani will leave for Hong Kong on Sunday on a five-day official visit to attend the Asia meeting of Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).

The CGI meeting, which will be held on Dec. 2-3, will provide an opportunity to the Asia's influential leaders to join hands in solving the region's most pressing issues, according to official Associated Press of Pakistan (APP).

The meeting will focus on some areas of discussion including education, energy and climate change and public health.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the founder of CGI, will engage a distinguished group of leaders for panel discussion and interactive working sessions to examine specific challenges confronting the region.

Gilani will hold bilateral meetings with the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Donald Tsang and other world leaders on the sidelines of the CGI moot.

At the CGI meeting, the Asian business and government leaders will discuss the priorities that countries and regions should balance in order to strengthen equity and stability in the context of growth and globalization, reported the APP.

Clinton established the Clinton Global Initiative in 2005 to turn ideas into action and to help the world move beyond the current state of globalization to a more integrated global community of shared benefits, responsibilities and values.

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