The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began the briefing by running through the day so far. The first event today was a G8 lunch with some of the main African leaders including leaders from Algeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, as well as the African Union, the UN and the World Bank. At the […]
Asked for more on the Prime Minister’s meeting with President Mbeki, and where we were on Zimbabwe, the PMS replied that there was a good discussion in the G8 outreach lunch and in the afternoon session on Zimbabwe. As he said the Prime Minister also discussed this with President Mbeki. There was now widespread acceptance […]
Asked about the meeting with President Medvedev, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister had done a clip within the last hour which covered this. He also said some words at the start of the meeting with Mr Medvedev. Following the meeting the Prime Minister described the meeting as constructive. The meeting lasted just over […]
Asked on food and the Prime Minister’s suggestions in relation to food waste, and what specifically could the G8 do, the PMS replied that clearly it was a question of high food prices, and it was a matter that affected millions of families in Britain and billions of people around the world. What the Prime […]
Asked when would the leaders be discussing the oil price and what the Prime Minister hoped to achieve from his discussions here, the PMS replied that they would be discussing the oil price tomorrow. Tomorrow morning they would be discussing the world economy, they would also be discussing the environment over lunch. The Prime Minister’s […]
Asked on development, did the G8 leaders reaffirm their aid targets for Africa and was there a discussion of greater accountability for Africa, the PMS replied that there was a discussion this morning with the African leaders, and they would have another discussion tomorrow just as the G8 on development issues. Asked further on the […]
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