The Prime Minister is attending the 2009 G8 Summit in Italy where he will meet world leaders to discuss the global economic and financial situation, protectionism, food security, the struggle against climate change, and development in poorer countries. For regular updates about Gordon Brown’s work at the summit in L’Aquila visit the Number 10 website. You can also view photos on the Downing Street Flickr channel.
The 2009 G8 Summit is being held in Italy – the country that currently holds the G8 Presidency. The summit will run for three days from 8-10 July. The group of eight countries include the United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Russia, France, Germany, Japan, and the United States, together with the European Union represented by the European Council’s duty President and by the President of the European Commission.
Some 90% of the world’s economy will be represented at the Summit in the expanded working sessions. The Italian Presidency has also invited both emerging countries, Africa and the main International Organisations.
For more information on the venue at L’Aquila and details about the discussions taking place visit the official site of the G8 Summit 2009.