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G20 Seoul Summit Symbol Unveiled Updated: 2010-07-08 00:00:00 KST

With just over four months remaining until the G20 Seoul Summit, the Presidential Committee for the meeting unveiled the official summit logo.
The symbol is of a traditional Korean lantern with a red-and-blue silk shade called "Chung-sa-cho-rong" which represents shining light in the dark as well as welcoming guests.

[Interview : Sakong Il, Chairman
Presidential Committee for G20 Summit] "We chose this logo as its meaning is to welcome guests and we hope that the decisions made in Seoul will help be the guiding light for the world economy beyond the financial crisis."

The 20 rays of light being emitted from the center of the lantern represents the members of the Group of 20 and the determined aim of achieving consensus for global economic growth at the summit.
The summit committee also launched its official website at
The website provides the latest news regarding the summit process using a variety of social networking services such as Twitter.
Dr. Sakong Il says a successful summit will be possible when the government and the people work hand in hand.

[Interview : Sakong Il, Chairman
Presidential Committee for G20 Summit] "For the G20 Seoul Summit to be successful, the government needs to set the right agenda and facilitate the cooperation of member countries to reach concerted policy actions. The Korean people should also use this opportunity as a chance to improve its national image."

World leaders will gather in Seoul for the two-day summit in November to agree on a post-crisis world economy.

[Reporter : Kim Seok] "Much has been done so far, but the work is not yet over. The G20 Seoul Summit hopes to lay the groundwork for sustainable and balanced growth following the aftermath of the recent financial crisis.
Kim Seok, Arirang News."
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