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2000 G8 "family photo" at Bankoku Shinryokan. From left to right: Giuliano Amato, Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin, Bill Clinton, Yoshiro Mori, Jacques Chirac, and Jean Chrétien.

The 26th G8 Summit was a meeting in 2000 for the leaders of Canada, the European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

This meeting of the Group of Eight (G8) was the 26th meeting in a series which began in 1976. The G8 and the summit are part of a "consultative process and not an international organization".

The meeting took place in Japan at Naha on the sothern island of Okinawa. The international group of leaders were together from July 21-23, 2000.

Core participants

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

Core G8 members
Host nation and leader are indicated in bold text.
Member Represented by Title
Canada Canada Jean Chrétien Prime Minister
France France Jacques Chirac President
Germany Germany Gerhard Schröder Chancellor
Italy Italy Giuliano Amato Prime Minister
Japan Japan Yoshiro Mori Prime Minister
Russia Russia Vladimir Putin President
United Kingdom United Kingdom Tony Blair Prime Minister
United States United States Bill Clinton President
European Union European Commission Romano Prodi President


Global health first appeared as an international agenda issue at this meeting.

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P103-2000Yen-(2000) front
2000 yen note which features Okinawa landmark was issued in honor of G8 summit
Preceded by
25th G8 summit
26th G8 summit

Succeeded by
27th G8 summit

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