HOME > NATION > Article

Text Size

small

medium

large


(Update) G-7 Summit Likely to Forgo Communique

(Update) G-7 Summit Likely to Forgo Communique

   Tokyo, Aug. 20 (Jiji Press)--The Group of Seven major industrial nations is on course to forgo adopting a communique at a three-day summit from Saturday in Biarritz, southwestern France, Japanese government sources said Tuesday.
   The plan to stop short of issuing a communique reflects the wide rift between the United States and Europe over issues such as free trade and climate change, the sources said.
   It will be the first time since the inaugural summit in 1975, a meeting of the G-7 nations minus Canada held in Rambouillet, France, that a communique has not been adopted at the annual meeting.
   "It seems difficult to adopt a leaders' communique," a Japanese government source said.
   Instead, outcome documents are expected to be published for each area of discussion, such as free trade, relations with Iran, the environment and refugees, according to the sources.

To read a full story, please click here to find out how to subscribe.

NATION

Aomori Tourism Information

HEADLINES

POLITICS
Japanese, S. Korean Officials Remain at Odds over Wartime Labor, Export Curbs
ECONOMY
Japan Panel Launches Study on Social Security System for All Generations
SPORTS
Rugby World Cup Kicks Off in Japan, with Host Nation Facing Russia in Opener
OTHER
Japan Announces Plans to Vaccinate Pigs to Prevent Spread of Swine Fever

Aomori Tourism Information

GOSHOGAWARA
Introduction of Tachineputa, Town of Kanagi and West Tsugaru Peninsula
・ GOSHOGAWARA 1
・ GOSHOGAWARA 2
・ GOSHOGAWARA 3
JOMON
An early culture with pottery
・ JOMON 1
・ JOMON 2
・ JOMON 3
・ JOMON 4

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos