I have regular discussions with the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and other members of the Cabinet as part of our ongoing preparations for the G20 summit in Pittsburgh on 24 to 25 September. These discussions include a range of international development issues.
The United States has said that they will make sure that the summit gives attention to the poorest countries. An important UK objective is to ensure the summit demonstrates concrete action to mitigate the impact of the crisis on the poorest and shows significant progress with implementation of development commitments secured at the London summit in April 2009.
The Pittsburgh summit will be held at heads of state or government level and as such there are no plans for Department for International Development (DFID) Ministers or staff to attend.