Interest among G-8
nations in Abenomics was evident from the beginning, as Britain, having the presidency of the G-8
this year, "asked us to provide a meticulous explanation" about the policies at the summit, a Japanese official said.
Beyond the institutional funding, the French official said the aim was for another $20 billion in bilateral support from G-8
members as well as from rich Persian Gulf states and others.
leaders are also worried that fighting in Libya and violence against protesters in Syria could derail the pro-democracy movement that has swept around the Arab world since Tunisian protesters rose up against an autocratic regime and forced out their longtime president.
The report is a major step forward in assessing the extent to which the G-8
has lived up to its promises.
In effect, the G-8
fulfilled only half of its promise to Africa--roughly $15 billion in increased aid rather than $30 billion.
We challenge the leaders of the G-8
to commit to such change and adopt wealth distribution as an important and crucial goal of global economic policy.
, which groups Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States, ended the summit with adoption of the G-8
Africa Action Plan.
It reported progress in three areas -- strengthening security measures in the G-8
members, beefing up international measures against terrorism and assisting non-G-8
countries' antiterrorism efforts.
ministers, including Japan's Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Takeo Hiranuma and U.
Government officials and industry representatives from the G-8
gathered in the French capital to discuss, for the first time, measures to fight crime committed over the Internet.
The "Expanded G-8
Task Force" on issues related to India and Pakistan will focus on whether to partially resume economic assistance from the World Bank that has been suspended since the two nations conducted nuclear tests last May, the official said.
HEILIGENDAMM, Germany -- The President, In Collaboration With Other Leaders From The G-8
Nations, Took Action To Address A Broad Range Of Global Issues, Including: