[G20 SEOUL SUMMIT] Lee Myung Bak President holds G20 Welcoming Reception.

President Lee Myung Bak along with 33 world leaders, 13 global organization representatives and a total of 144 additional participants holds the G20 Seoul Summit Reception in Yongsan National Museum

The Presidential Committee for the G20 Seoul Summit


Press Release


Embargo: 18:00 November 10, 2010



Official G20 Welcome Dinner and Reception
The National Museum of Korea, Thursday, November 11
Working dinner discussion: “The Global Economy and the Framework”

On November 11, 2010, Lee Myung-Bak, President of the Republic of Korea is hosting a welcome reception and dinner at the National Museum of Korea for G20 and invited leaders in Seoul attending the G20 Seoul Summit. The reception begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. An estimated 150 people are expected to attend the event, including 33 leaders and finance ministers. The reception marks the official opening of the G20 Seoul Summit.


As a venue, the National Museum offered a comprehensive overview of Korean history and culture to the visiting dignitaries. The Museum’s spacious grounds added to its appeal.


Upon their arrival, the group will pass through the Great Hall, the official welcome area, into the reception hall. In the corridor called the ‘Walk through History’, they will see comb-pattern prehistoric Korean pottery, the Bekje period gold bronze incense stand and 10 other notable artifacts representative of Korea’s past. “We hope these masterpieces give our distinguished visitors a better understanding of Korean culture,” said a spokesperson for the Presidential Committee for the G20.  An historic Korean bell will ring out at the beginning and end of the evening.



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