G8 Summit 2011: G8 France 2011, G8 37th Annual Meeting
G-8 summit ends with support for Arab Spring
The Group of Eight summit concluded Friday with a general call to encourage democratic change in North Africa and the Middle East, although the world’s wealthiest nations avoided pledging specific financial aid.
World economy gaining strength, eyes debt
The G8 leaders agreed to reduce risks and ensure sustainable growth.
G8 backs Russia’s WTO bid
G8 leaders reaffirmed to wrap up talks this year on Russia`s entry into the WTO.
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The global recovery is gaining strength but downside risks are still a concern.

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Fact File
G8 is an unofficial forum of the heads of 8 leading industrialised democracies.
The 1st summit in France in 1975 was called to settle a dispute over currencies.
The G8 countries account for 15% of the world`s population, but 65% of its GDP.
The G8 has no permanent secretariat and its decisions are non-binding.
France`s 2011 presidency marks its sixth turn as G8 chair.
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Focus will be on questions about what the summit does manage to accomplish.
   
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Mouthful
This is the second G8 I’ve attended. The first focused very much on getting the economy growing and this Summit reaffirmed the importance of that – including of course the need to complete the Doha trade round.
- British Prime Minister David Cameron