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It’s the G20 in Cannes this week. You’ve got to love the French for putting the summit in one of the most glamorous towns on the Cote d’Azur, but I suppose they’re versed in security down there, what with the film festival and all. I expect it’s pretty similar logistics ensuring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt can move safely from uber-yacht to La Croisette to the Carlton Hotel, as it will be for the 20 wealthiest nation heads of state to shuffle to the convention centre.
The G20 nations are flying in to Seoul in South Korea today for the start of the two-day summit which will see a new development agenda discussed.
Tonight, heads of state will gather for a working dinner before meeting tomorrow around the negotiating table proper. But for many of them it will only have been days since they saw each other last, with the US courting India and Cameron skirting the human rights elephant in the room during trade tête-à-têtes with the Chinese supremo.