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G8

The 8 wealthiest, most influential and most industrially advanced democratic nations: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK, US.
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Although the G-8 summit will be held in the France at the lakeside resort of Evian, most of the anti-globalization demonstrations are expected to take place in the neighboring Swiss cities of Geneva and Lausanne.
''We are very pleased with the outcome of this meeting,'' South African President Thabo Mbeki said at a news conference in Calgary after the end of a two-day G-8 summit in Kananaskis, a Canadian Rocky Mountains resort about 100 kilometers away.
The next G-8 Summit will be held in Genoa, Northern Italy, from 20 to 22 July 2001.
Japan does not want the NTT issue to overshadow the G-8 summit, which it will host.
Japan explained the plan at an ongoing meeting here in Okinawa of the so-called "sherpas," personal representatives of the Group of Eight (G-8) leaders who are in charge of preparing the July 21-23 G-8 summit in this southernmost island prefecture, the sources said.
The G-8 summit takes place July 21-23 in Nago, northern Okinawa Prefecture, with top leaders from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, the United States and host Japan participating.
Okinawa will host the G-8 summit July 21-23 in the city of Nago, northern Okinawa.
The G-8 summit comes amid uncertainty in the fate of debt-plagued Greece as its decision to hold new elections next month has fanned market fears that Athens may not implement austerity measures stipulated as necessary for an international bailout.
President Barack Obama invited a number of African leaders to take part at the G-8 Summit, due in Camp David on May 19.
(EDS: INCORPORATING EARLIER STORY HEADLINED 'CHINESE LEADER HU TO SKIP G-8 SUMMIT DUE TO SITUATION IN XINJIANG, CHANGING DATELINE)
Manmohan Singh arrived in Rome on a four-day visit on Tuesday to attend the G-8 summit.
"set back progress on global warming" at the G-8 summit in July.