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G8 Summit

Asked what the Prime Minister believed were the priorities for the G8 Summit in Georgia this week, the PMOS said that there was a particular US focus on the broader Middle East and on Africa in the run-up up to the UK’s presidency of the G8 next year. As in recent years, the emphasis would be on practical matters which would help the reform process in both areas, ranging from the economy to education to helping political reform. This would be done in a way which would not impose reform from the outside but would ensure that we worked together with those countries involved. Further detail on this would emerge as the G8 Summit went on.

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  1. Priorities for the G8 summit:

    1) Use less military force.
    2) Try not to look Imperial.
    3) Avoid, for one year, the use of words like "sanctions", "impose", and similar words.
    4) Use any and all leverage that the 7 little Gs can use against the 8th G to get them to exchange goodwill over Iraq for populist pleasers like African debt elimination that, as well as being beneficial, might get us re-elected.

    Looks like a good year for the G8.

    Comment by Gregory Block — 15 Jun 2004 on 10:01 am | Link

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