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SATURDAY SOAPBOX

At global summits, the action is behind the scenes too

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 05:50
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GETTING TO KNOW YOU: PM Lee holding his first meeting with Mr Duterte in Laos on Sept 6 on the sidelines of the Asean summit.

WHEN world leaders gather in one country for an international summit, as many have done in China and Laos over the past week, their schedules are usually packed with plenary sessions and official lunches and dinners.

Behind closed doors, they discuss their views and positions on all sorts