The two-day G20 Seoul Summit had approximately a 24-hour schedule packed with a series of discussions from Thursday evening’s welcome reception to Friday’s closing dinner.
The seating arrangement for the summit is based on the international order of protocol placing the chair country’s president, Lee Myung-bak, at the center of the roundtable.
The two seats next to President Lee were given to France the next chair of the summit and the United Kingdom the previous chair nation.
The United States the chair of the first and third G20 Summits will sit to the right of France while Canada the fourth chair will be sitting next to the UK.
The protocol of the seating follows the order of heads of state, heads of government and representatives of international organizations.
And within each group the order of inauguration and the year of the organizations’ foundation will be taken into account.
Kim Hyo-sun, Arirang News.
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