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19th G7 summit

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Host country  Japan
Follows  18th G7 summit
Dates  July 7–9, 1993
Precedes  20th G7 summit
19th G7 summit

The 19th G7 Summit was held in Tokyo, Japan, on July 7–9, 1993. The venue for the summit meetings was the State Guesthouse in Tokyo, Japan.

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The Group of Seven (G7) was an unofficial forum which brought together the heads of the richest industrialized countries: France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada (since 1976) and the President of the European Commission (starting officially in 1981). The summits were not meant to be linked formally with wider international institutions; and in fact, a mild rebellion against the stiff formality of other international meetings was a part of the genesis of cooperation between France's President Giscard d'Estaing and West Germany's Chancellor Helmut Schmidt as they conceived the first Group of Six (G6) summit in 1975.

Leaders at the Summit

The G7 is an unofficial annual forum for the leaders of Canada, the European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The 19th G7 summit was the first summit for U.S. President Bill Clinton and the last summit for Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa. It was also the first and only summit for Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell and Italian Prime Minister Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

Core G7 participants

These summit participants are the current "core members" of the international forum:

Issues

The summit was intended as a venue for resolving differences among its members. As a practical matter, the summit was also conceived as an opportunity for its members to give each other mutual encouragement in the face of difficult economic decisions. Issues which were discussed at this summit included:

  • World Economy
  • Trade
  • The Environment
  • Russia and Other Countries in Transition
  • The Developing Countries
  • International Cooperation and Future Summits
  • Accomplishments

    In 1993, the summit leaders called for an "international agreement" to "protect forests," but there is little evidence of follow-up action.

    References

    19th G7 summit Wikipedia


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