Dubai- Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to sign a statement at G-8 summit
calling for establishment of a "transitional government" in Syria as quickly as possible but the final communique would not set a deadline on forming a new body with executive powers.
"The President looks forward to discussing these issues with the Prime Minister, to include Syria, trade and economic cooperation, countering terrorism, and priorities for the upcoming G-8 Summit
in Northern Ireland", he added.
''As for the global economy, Europe's debt crisis will be the biggest theme'' at the G-8 summit
, Noda told reporters before leaving Tokyo, adding, ''We should encourage voluntary efforts by the eurozone further and should discuss what kind of policy coordination the G-8 can do.''
Earlier this month, while on a visit to her home country Italy, where she went with President Sarkozy to attend the G-8 summit
, France's Italian-born First Lady wore similar simple outfits, including a pale pink ensemble during a press conference in Rome.
Chinese leader Hu to skip G-8 summit
due to situation in Xinjiang
Erdogan returned to Turkish capital of Ankara from Italy where he held formal talks and attended the G-8 Summit
Japan's advanced energy conservation and environmental technologies will be demonstrated to reporters coming from various countries to cover the G-8 summit
where environmental conservation will be one of the key topics, METI said.
AT July's G-8 summit
meeting in Russia, as conflict heated up between Israel and the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, a microphone picked up a candid moment between George W.
Petersburg Summit in July, German Chancellor Angela Merkel became the second female chief of a G8 nation to attend the G-8 Summit
. Not since Margaret Thatcher's presence at the G7 has a leader in a skirt been seen.
In the recent HBO film, The Girl in the Cafe a young woman finds herself at a fictional G-8 summit
as a guest of the British delegation.
In remarks to the press during the G-8 summit
in Scotland, Wolfowitz said (as paraphrased by Reuters) that he wants "to help foster discussion among industrialized nations and emerging market countries such as China and India on tackling global warming," as well as to create "a framework for mobilizing investment in clean air technologies by November."