Canada has said it invited leaders from seven African countries as well as Haiti, Jamaica and Colombia to attend the Group of Eight summit it is hosting this month, citing a desire to make the event more inclusive.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Sunday in a statement that the government invited Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa to attend a special session at the summit.
“We will be engaging African leaders as well as key hemispheric partners in order to broaden representation and maximise results on international development and peace and security issues,” Harper said.
The G8 meeting of major industrialised countries will be held on June 25 and 26 in the resort community of Huntsville, Ontario.
It will be immediately followed by a meeting in Toronto of the Group of 20, which includes the G8 as well as major emerging nations such as China and India.
Fonte: Africa News.it – 18 giugno 2010