The Summit will bring together forty-five leaders, including those of the Republic of Korea, the host of the Summit, the US, China, Japan, Russia, India, Indonesia, France, the UN and the EU, with 13 countries to be represented by their Deputy Prime Ministers or Foreign Ministers on behalf of their leaders.
The largest-ever number of leaders will visit the ROK for the Seoul Summit. The head delegates from 20 countries, including the leaders of 12 countries, such as the Netherlands, Spain, Chile and Thailand, will make their first-ever visit to the country. Meanwhile, the leaders of Lithuania, Italy and three other countries will be visiting the ROK for the first time since taking office.
Seventeen of the participating leaders will be accompanied by their spouses, for whom events separate from the Summit have been arranged. Upon the completion of the formal meeting on March 27, the leaders and their spouses from 39 countries will enjoy the special dinner with cultural performances to be hosted by President and Mrs. Lee Myung-bak.