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(G7), international organization officially established in 1985 to facilitate economic and commercial cooperation among the world's largest industrial nations, including efforts to aid the economies of non-G7 nations.
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France wants preparations for the Sochi G8 summit to be suspended," Laurent Fabius told French radio, "until our Russian partners have returned to principles compatible with those of the G7 and G8.
The event which brought together the world's most powerful leaders to discuss trade, tax and transparency, was described by the Prime Minister as the "safest G8 summit in memory".
The Group of Eight summit, I have invited my counterparts to, will be held on June 4-5, 2014, in Sochi," Putin told journalists after a G8 summit in Northern Ireland on Tuesday.
The crisis in Syria dominated the agenda of the annual G8 summit.
But the Prime Minister was also fighting to keep the world's attentions focused on the economic priorities which he has set for the two-day G8 summit in Lough Erne, particularly the EU/US pact which he said would be "the biggest bilateral trade deal in history".
The G8 summit has attracted protests around the country - not just over tax avoidance but against what campaigners see as corrupt capitalism.
Pupils Anna Jones, Benjamin Harper and Adam Vallely ready to launch the message in a bottle to the G8 Summit
The statement said as part of his itinerary while in the UK, President Mahama would attend the Trooping the Colour event to mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, and a Prime Minister's lunch for heads of state attending the G8 summit.
Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland said, 'Hosting the G8 Summit offers an unprecedented opportunity to showcase Fermanagh and Northern Ireland, as well as to promote Northern Ireland as a top destination for hosting high level events and conferences.
Under mutual aid arrangements between UK forces, around 30 officers from Cleveland will be in Northern Ireland for the G8 summit being held at Lough Erne in County Fermanagh on June 17 and 18.
The hunger summit and the G8 summit following it must take ambitious action to end hunger.
The subject will also be in the spotlight at the G8 summit which Mr Cameron is hosting in Northern Ireland in June.