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"Star Hour" Russia: begins summit of the Group of Eight

July 15 2006

Today in St. Petersburg begins its work meeting the leaders of the Group of Eight. This event is the first time lead the Russian Federation. The agenda made a number of global issues.

The major theme of the meeting will be to ensure global energy security. It is assumed that it was at this meeting will be the first time adopted a comprehensive document on energy security.

In addition, special attention will be paid to the fight against infectious diseases and epidemics.

The summit will also discuss the topic of education. Moreover, to hold talks on counter-terrorism, nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, resolving regional conflicts, as well as the global economy and finance, international trade, environmental conservation, RBC reports.

Recall that the regular participants of the summit are Russia, USA, UK, France, Japan, Canada, Germany and Italy.

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