"I and Ban Ki-moon shared a similar view on post-2015 MDGs."
Los Cabos (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit to discuss cooperation in post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

"In my meeting with Ban Ki-moon, we discussed setting up a high-level panel to formulate a framework of cooperation in post-2015 MDGs," the President said on Thursday, before leaving for Brazil to attend the Rio+20 Conference.

The high-level panel, which will be jointly led by President Yudhoyono, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is expected to begin its work after the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development.

"I and Ban Ki-moon shared a similar view on post-2015 MDGs," the Indonesian head of state said.

After meeting with Ban Ki-moon, President Yudhoyono held a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss the bilateral relations between Indonesia and Britain.

They also talked about their common views on tasks for post-MDGs, which were mandated by the United Nations Secretary General.

Ban Ki-moon has already asked Yudhoyono, Cameron and Sirleaf to co-chair the high-level panel on post-MDGs.

Together, they will begin a process to build a new international framework for development which will become operational after the current MDGs expire in 2015.

Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa said the President was expected to offer recommendations to the UN Secretary General on dealing with poverty, hunger and diseases in less privileged countries by April next year.

President Yudhoyono is currently attending the Rio+20 Conference, which focuses on two themes, a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, and the institutional framework for sustainable development.

Seven areas have been identified as top priorities for the conference: decent jobs, energy, sustainable cities, food security and sustainable agriculture, water, oceans and disaster readiness.

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