UK PM Brown makes direct plea to Saudis for financial aid to stop global financial contagion
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made a direct plea for Gulf states to contribute to the International Monetary Fund's reserves to bailout out struggling countries - promising that they would have a say
in any future new world economic order, the Associated Press reported.
Brown, who has drawn ire from some oil producing states for criticizing a recent decision by OPEC to cut production to lift prices, also told business leaders here that it was in everyone's interest to have a stable crude price.
Analysts have warned that Gulf states could be reluctant to bolster the funds of the IMF.
Kuwait's finance minister, Mostafa al-Shimali, told Al-Anbaa daily in comments published Sunday, Kuwait was prepared to listen to what Brown had to offer.