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Ban Urges G20 Leaders to Look Beyond National Interests

Ban Urges G20  Leaders to Look Beyond National Interests

BERN, Switzerland - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged G20 leaders to look beyond domestic and regional interests and come up with actionable plans to save the world from yet another crisis. Ban made the appeal in a joint press conference with Swiss President and Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey in Bern, Switzerland, just two weeks before a G20 Summit in Cannes, France.

"To do business as usual, or just looking at their own domestic economic issues as usual will not give any answers to the current very serious international economic crisis," Ban said.

He also demanded G20 leaders to act with "a sense of flexibility and compromise" and to come up with actionable plans. Ban was on a working visit to Bern where he attended the inaugural ceremony of the 125th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union IPU. (Xinhua)