22nd G7 summit

22nd G7 summit

The 22nd G7 Summit was held at the in Lyon, France between June 27 to 29, 1996. The locations of previous summits to have been hosted by France include: Rambouillet (1975), Versailles (1982) and Paris (1989).

The G7 was an unofficial forum which brought together the heads of the richest industrialized countries: France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada (since 1976). The G7 would become the G8 with the addition of Russia (starting in 1998).Saunders, Doug. [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080704.wG8-analysis05/BNStory/International/columnists "Weight of the world too heavy for G8 shoulders,"] "Globe and Mail" (Toronto). July 5, 2008.] This was the last G7 summit.

A pre-summit was held in Moscow, Russia from April 19 to 20 to deal with nuclear security issues.

Composition of summit leaders

The composition of the G7 summit became an agenda item, having previously been a perennial subject of speculation.


*flagicon|Canada Canada Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister
*flagicon|France France Jacques Chirac, President
*flagicon|Germany Germany Helmut Kohl, Chancellor
*flagicon|Italy Italy Romano Prodi, Prime Minister
*flagicon|Japan Japan Hashimoto Ryutaro, Prime Minister
*flagicon|United Kingdom United Kingdom John Major, Prime Minister
*flagicon|USA United States - Bill Clinton, President

Invited (partial participation)

Others were invited to join in some of the summit's sessions. Guests included the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
* Russia Victor Chernomyrdin, Prime Minister.Evian summit: [http://www.g8.fr/evian/francais/navigation/le_g8/les_precedents_sommets_du_g8_en_france/1996_lyon/delegations.html Previous G8 summits in France] .]

Also attending were the heads of a number of world financial institutions.

* United Nations Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General. [see above] ]
*flagicon|EU European Union Jacques Santer, Commission President [Reuters: [http://uk.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUKB26280520080703?sp=true "Factbox: The Group of Eight: what is it?"] , July 3, 2008; cite web| url = http://www.deljpn.ec.europa.eu/union/showpage_en_union.external.g8.php| title = EU and the G8| accessdate = 2007-09-25| publisher = European Commission.]
* International Monetary Fund Michel Camdessus, Directeur général. [see above] ]
* , President. [see above] ]
* , Director-General. [see above] ]


Traditionally, the host country of the G8 summit sets the agenda for negotiations, which take place primarily amongst multi-national civil servants in the weeks before the summit itself, leading to a joint declaration which all countries can agree to sign. A tentative schedule for the G8 summit was arranged in advance.


* Strengthening Economic And Monetary Cooperation
* Promoting Strong And Mutually Beneficial Growth Of Trade And Investment
* Enhancing Our Approach To Employment Problems
* Implementing A New Global Partnership For Development: An Ambition For The 21st Century
* Enhancing The Effectiveness Of Multilateral Institutions For The Benefit Of Development
* Providing The Necessary Multilateral Support For Development
* Toward Successful Integration Of Countries In Transition Into The Global Economy


This G7 summit was an international event which was observed and reported by the world news media.


ee also

* G8

External links

* G8 Research Group: [http://www.g8.utoronto.ca G8 Information Centre] ,University of Toronto
* Official G8 website:

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