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Five leaders invited to join G20 at Toronto summit
May 8, 2010 / 2:01 PM / 7 years ago

Five leaders invited to join G20 at Toronto summit

TORONTO, May 8 (Reuters) - The leaders of Ethiopia, Malawi, the Netherlands, Spain and Vietnam have been invited to attend the G20 summit in Toronto next month, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Saturday.

The five will join leaders of the permanent members of the Group of 20 industrialized and developing countries at the June 26-27 summit.

Canada, as host of the summit, announced the special invitees in a statement issued while Harper was traveling in Europe to consult with leaders about the G20 agenda.

The G20 meeting will follow a June 25-26 summit of the Group of Eight leading industrialized countries to be held in Muskoka, Ontario, north of Toronto.

Reporting by Frank McGurty, editing by Vicki Allen

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