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State Guest-House Akasaka Palace
State Guesthouse (Akasaka Palace) in Toyko

The 19th G7 summit was a meeting in 1993 for the leaders of Canada, the European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The international group of leaders were together in Japan from July 7-9, 1993. The meetings were held at the State Guesthouse (Akasaka Palace) in Tokyo.

History

The Tokyo summit of the Group of Seven (G7) was the 19th meeting in a series which began in 1976.

Two previous G7 summit was hosted by Japan at Tokyo (1979 and 1986).

The G8 and the summit are part of a consultation process. The G8 is not an international organization. It is an informal group.

Core participants

The participants were the "core members" of the group:

Core G7 members
Host nation and leader are indicated in bold text.
Member Represented by Title
Canada Canada Kim Campbell Prime Minister
France France Fran├žois Mitterrand President
Germany Germany Helmut Kohl Chancellor
Italy Italy Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Prime Minister
Japan Japan Miyazawa Kiichi Prime Minister
United Kingdom United Kingdom John Major Prime Minister
United States United States Bill Clinton President
European Union European Commission Henning Christophersen Vice President
European Council Jean-Luc Dehaene President

This was the first international summit for Prime Minister Campbell and for President Clinton.

Overview

The G7 leaders agreed to work on common strategies for global economic growth; and they discussed

  • Strengthening the UN
  • Regional problems
  • Strengthening efforts related to nuclear nonproliferation

The group of leaders called for an "international agreement" to "protect forests." There is little evidence of follow-up.

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