WORLD'S SECOND G8 SUMMIT
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When was the world's second G8 Summit?
The G8 (Group of Eight) Summit is
a meeting of the world’s leaders from eight nations in the northern hemisphere.
The European Union is also present at the meetings but does not host or chair.
The eight countries that have representatives at the G8 include: Canada, France,
Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. When
the 2nd G8 Summit was held can be considered debatable as the term “G8 Summit”
wasn’t used until 1997 when Russia joined.
In 1974, the Library Group was created by the
United States. This was a group of five financial leaders from five different
countries in the world. Those countries were the United States, West Germany,
the United Kingdom, France, and Japan. This Library Group is what would later
become the Group of Eight. Going by the definition of when the original group
was formed, the 2nd G8 Summit would have been the following year in 1975 when
that group of five expanded to include Italy as well. This time, it was the
French President, Valery Giscard d’Estaing, who invited the leaders to meet in
Rambouillet. It was at this meeting potential 2nd G8 Summit that it was decided
that the six leaders would hold the summit every year and that countries would
take turns hosting.
If you use the definition of the 2nd G8 Summit as
being the 2nd time the annual meeting was held under the name “G8”, that would
not be until 1998 when Canada joined, forming the Group of Eight. This is
actually officially known as ‘The 24th G8 Summit’ and it was held in Birmingham,
England from May 15, 1998 – May 17, 1998. It was held at the International
Convention Centre. The leaders present were:
Canada: Jean Chretien
France: Jacques Chirac
Germany: Helmut Kohl
Ital: Romano Prodi
Japan: Ryutaro Hashimoto
Russia: Boris Yeltsin
United Kingdom: Tony Blair
United States: Bill Clinton
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