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Group of Eight (G-8) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“We indeed had an extensive discussion of the situation in the Middle East. We have reaffirmed several commitments, first and foremost our commitment to a two-state solution, the course of which, the pathway of which, is developed in the roadmap and our hopes that all parties will find a way soon back onto the roadmap so that a two-state solution can be found.”

Statement made by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Moscow at the G-8 Ministerial meeting, June 29, 2006

Description:

“The G8 is an informal group with no secretariat. Its presidency rotates each year among the members, the key meeting being an annual summit of Heads of Government. Originally formed in 1975 as the G7 to discuss economic issues, the G8 agenda now includes a wide range of foreign affairs and international issues, such as terrorism, nuclear safety, the environment, UN reform and development assistance.”

“Guide to government,” www.direct.gov.uk (accessed July 25, 2007)

Mission:

“The leaders of these largest industrialized democracies have met annually since 1975 to discuss major economic and political issues.”

“What is the Group of Eight?,” usinfo.state.gov (accessed July 25, 2007)

Other:
International Institution