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 | change 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 | change 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 | change 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 | change source]

References[change | change 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 2011-03-23 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Japan Cabinet Office, State Guesthouse, Akasaka Palace Archived 2013-11-04 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012-2-11.
  3. G20/G8 France 2011, What is G8? ("Previous summits" section) Archived 2012-03-19 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012-5-21.
  4. G20-G8 France 2011, What is G8? ("Language" section) Archived 2012-03-19 at the Wayback Machine. 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)," Archived 2010-06-03 at the Wayback Machine Brookings. March 27, 2009. Retrieved 2012-2-10.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Brull, Steven. "EC Also Gets No Concession From Japan," Archived 2016-03-08 at the Wayback Machine New York Times (US). July 7, 1993; Delegation of the European Union to Japan, "EU and the G8 & G20"[permanent dead link]. 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) Archived 2010-02-13 at the Wayback Machine. 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 | change source]

Media related to 19th G7 summit at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
18th G7 summit
19th G7 summit

Succeeded by
20th G7 summit