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Thank you franko ... spot on in all aspects.
Moreover, the decisions and agreements are then delegated to the pertinent ministries to work on. The outcomes, for instance trade, potentially means economic growth for betterment of the world community; notwithstanding shenanigans of high finance/banking tycoons and ill-gotten and conceived wars like Iraq.
Thanks for that input once again.
When you think about it, meetings are a part of all businesses on every scale from two person up to G8 ... my brother's company has about 12 people . he has regular meetings with his sales people, then with the office staff, sometimes as a group, often individually. He has meetings with suppliers and bankers, etc etc ...
And they form a cost of doing business .. the time it takes to impart policies and give instructions, dicuss situaionts, etc and to debate ongoing and new situations, is a cost which he says he would rather spend the time doing sales and creating more business, but the business itself would be disorganized and fall into dissarray if he didn't do the planning and organizting aspect which meetings are meant to do.