31st G8 summit
The 31st G8 summit took place from 6 to 8 July 2005 at the Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Scotland and hosted by Prime Minister Tony Blair. The locations of previous G8 summits to have been hosted by the UK include: London (1977, 1984, 1991); and Birmingham (1998). It is the first G8 summit to be held in Scotland. A sixth UK summit was held in Lough Erne in 2013; and a seventh UK summit was held in Carbis Bay in 2021.
|31st G8 summit|
|Host country||United Kingdom (Scotland)|
|Date||6–8 July 2005|
|Follows||30th G8 summit|
|Precedes||32nd G8 summit|
Leaders who went thereEdit
The G8 is an unofficial yearly meetup for the leaders of Canada, the European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
|Core G8 members|
Host state and leader are shown in bold text.
|Canada||Paul Martin||Prime Minister|
|Italy||Silvio Berlusconi||Prime Minister|
|Japan||Junichiro Koizumi||Prime Minister|
|United Kingdom||Tony Blair||Prime Minister|
|United States||George W. Bush||President|
|European Union||José Manuel Barroso||Commission President|
|Tony Blair||Council President|
|Invited guests (countries)|
|Brazil||Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva||President|
|Ethiopia||Meles Zenawi||Prime Minister|
|India||Manmohan Singh||Prime Minister|
|South Africa||Thabo Mbeki||President|
|Invited guests (international organisations)|
|United Nations||Kofi Annan||Secretary-General|
|World Bank||Paul Wolfowitz||President|
The summit was meant to be a place for fixing problems among its members. It was also seen as an opportunity for members to give each other encouragement in the face of hard economic decisions. The United Kingdom aimed to stop the problem of conflict among the G8 nations.
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