» Monday, July 7, 2008


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 start of lunch there was a minute’s silence for the victims of the 7/7 attacks. That lunch was followed by a meeting with the same group and there would be an informal dinner this evening for the G8 leaders and their spouses. The Prime Minister had bilaterals today with the Japanese Prime Minister Mr Fukuda, with the President of Tanzania who is also head of the African Union, Mr Kikwete, Mr Mbeki, and of course he also met Mr Medvedev.

Tomorrow discussions in the morning would focus on the world economy. They would also be discussing the environment over lunch, and in the afternoon development and food prices. In the evening at dinner they would be discussing some of the wider international foreign policy issues.

original source.

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Search for related news

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Post a public comment

(You must give an email address, but it will not be displayed to the public.)
(You may give your website, and it will be displayed to the public.)


This is not a way of contacting the Prime Minister. If you would like to contact the Prime Minister, go to the 10 Downing Street official site.

Privacy note: Shortly after posting, your name and comment will be displayed on the site. This means that people searching for your name on the Internet will be able to find and read your comment.

Downing Street Says...

The unofficial site which lets you comment on the UK Prime Minister's official briefings. About us...


July 2008
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
« Jun   Aug »

Supported by


Disruptive Proactivity

Recent Briefings



Syndicate (RSS/XML)



Contact Sam Smith.

This site is powered by WordPress. Theme by Jag Singh