6th G7 summit

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The 6th G7 summit was a meeting in 1980 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 Italy on June 22-23.[1] The meetings were held in Venice.

History[change | change source]

The Venice summit of the Group of Seven (G7) was the 6th meeting in a series which began in 1976.

This was the first G7 summit hosted by Italy.[2]

The G8 and the summit are part of a consultation process. The G8 is not an international organization.[3] It is an informal group.[4]

Participants[change | change source]

The participants were the "core members" of the group:[5]

Core G7 members
Host nation and leader are indicated in bold text.
Member Represented by Title
Canada Canada Pierre Trudeau [1] Prime Minister
France France Valéry Giscard d'Estaing [1] President
Germany West Germany Helmut Schmidt [1] Chancellor
Italy Italy Francesco Cossiga [1] Prime Minister
Japan Japan Saburo Okita [1] Minister for Foreign Affairs
United Kingdom United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher [1] Prime Minister
United States United States Jimmy Carter [1] President
European Union European Commission Roy Jenkins [6] President

Japanese Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira had a fatal heart attack only 10 days before the summit. The Foreign Minister led the Japanese delegation.[7]

Overview[change | change source]

The G7 leaders agreed to work together to break the link between oil consumption and economic growth. Medium- and long-term policies were identified as important issues.[6]

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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" (6th); retrieved 2012-5-21.
  2. G20/G8 France 2011, What is G8? ("Previous summits" section) Archived 2012-03-19 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-5-21
  3. G20-G8 France 2011, What is G8? ("Language" section) Archived 2012-03-19 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-5-21.
  4. US Dept. of State, G8 Frequently Asked Questions ("How does the G8 work?" section); retrieved 2012-5-21.
  5. 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.
  6. 6.0 6.1 G8 Hokkaido Toyako summit "History of the Summit" (6th) Archived 2010-02-13 at the Wayback Machine; Delegation of the European Union to Japan, "EU and the G8 & G20"[permanent dead link]; retrieved 2012-5-21.
  7. Stokes, Henry Scott. "Japan's Prime Minister Ohira Dies At 70 as a Critical Election Nears; Japan's Prime Minister Dies at 70 After Heart Attack Plans for Venice Meeting," New York Times. June 12, 1980.

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Preceded by
5th G7 summit
5th G7 summit

Succeeded by
7th G7 summit