19th G7 summit

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State Guesthouse (Akasaka Palace) in Toyko

The 19th G7 summit was a meeting in 1993 for the leaders of Canada, the European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The international group of leaders were together in Japan from July 7-9, 1993.[1] The meetings were held at the State Guesthouse (Akasaka Palace) in Tokyo.[2]

History[change | edit source]

The Tokyo summit of the Group of Seven (G7) was the 19th meeting in a series which began in 1976.

Two previous G7 summit was hosted by Japan at Tokyo (1979 and 1986).[3]

The G8 and the summit are part of a consultation process. The G8 is not an international organization.[4] It is an informal group.[5]

Core participants[change | edit source]

The participants were the "core members" of the group:[6]

Core G7 members
Host nation and leader are indicated in bold text.
Member Represented by Title
Canada Canada Kim Campbell[1] Prime Minister
France France François Mitterrand[1] President
Germany Germany Helmut Kohl[1] Chancellor
Italy Italy Carlo Azeglio Ciampi[1] Prime Minister
Japan Japan Miyazawa Kiichi[1] Prime Minister
United Kingdom United Kingdom John Major[1] Prime Minister
United States United States Bill Clinton[1] President
European Union European Commission Henning Christophersen[7] Vice President
European Council Jean-Luc Dehaene[7] President

This was the first international summit for Prime Minister Campbell and for President Clinton.[8]

Overview[change | edit source]

The G7 leaders agreed to work on common strategies for global economic growth;[9] and they discussed

  • Strengthening the UN[9]
  • Regional problems[9]
  • Strengthening efforts related to nuclear nonproliferation[9]

The group of leaders called for an "international agreement" to "protect forests." There is little evidence of follow-up.[10]

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA): "Documents of Summit Meetings in the Past" (19th). Retrieved 2012-5-121. Archived 29 April 2009 at WebCite
  2. Japan Cabinet Office, State Guesthouse, Akasaka Palace. Retrieved 2012-2-11.
  3. G20/G8 France 2011, What is G8? ("Previous summits" section). Retrieved 2012-5-21.
  4. G20-G8 France 2011, What is G8? ("Language" section). Retrieved 2012-5-21.
  5. US Dept. of State, G8 Frequently Asked Questions ("How does the G8 work?" section). Retrieved 2012-5-21.
  6. Rieffel, Lex. "Regional Voices in Global Governance: Looking to 2010 (Part IV)," Brookings. March 27, 2009. Retrieved 2012-2-10.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Brull, Steven. "EC Also Gets No Concession From Japan," New York Times (US). July 7, 1993; Delegation of the European Union to Japan, "EU and the G8 & G20". Retrieved 2012-5-21.
  8. Fransworth, Clyde H. "Summit in Tokyo; Canada's Leader Enters Global Arena," New York Times. July 7, 1993. Retrieved 2012-5-21.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 G8 Hokkaido Toyako summit, "History of the Summit" (19th). Retrieved 2012-5-21.
  10. Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. "It's Time to Save the Forests," New York Times. July 19, 2000. Retrieved 2012-2-10.

Other websites[change | edit source]

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Preceded by
18th G7 summit
19th G7 summit
Tokyo

1993
Succeeded by
20th G7 summit