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The Prospective Agenda for the
2006 G8 Finance Ministers Meetings

Laura Sunderland
Senior Researcher, G8 Research Group
February 16, 2006

See also Prospective Agenda for G8 St Petersburg Summit
See also Prospective Agenda for G8 Foreign Ministers
See also Sherpa Meetings

G7 Finance Ministers Meeting I, Moscow, February 10-11, 2006
G7 Finance Ministers Meeting II, Washington: April 2006
G7 Finance Ministers Meeting III, St. Petersburg: June 2006
Notes
Earlier versions


This prospective agenda for the 2006 G8 Finance Ministers Meetings is compiled by the G8 Research Group from public sources as an aid to researchers and other stakeholders interested in the G8. It will be updated periodically as planning evolves and as more information becomes available about its intended and actual agenda.


G7 Finance Ministers Meeting, London, February 9, 2006

The G7 Finance Ministers met in London on February 9 without Russia, before heading to Moscow on February 10, 2006.[1]

G8 Finance Ministers Meeting I, Moscow, February 10-11, 2006

The G8 Finance Ministers, along with Paul Wolfowitz, President of the World Bank and representatives from South Africa, India, China and Brazil met at the National Hotel in Moscow. The Finance Ministers released a signed communiquŽ detailing their discussions.

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G7 Finance Ministers Meeting II, Washington: April, 2006

On February 13, 2006, Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin stated that the G8 Finance Ministers will meet in April to discuss a pilot project aimed at combatting infectious diseases, particularly those that affect Africa.[2] Kudrin stated that funds have already been allocated for this purpose.[3] Specifically, Kudrin stated that: "In April, at the meeting of finance ministers, a pilot project will be probably determined, into which money will go first of all in order to make a breakthrough in the liquidation of one of diseases - I shall not specify which, especially in Africa, where such diseases claim millions of lives."[4]

In Washington on January 18, 2006, top US Treasury official, Tim Adams stated that the United States will host a G7 meeting in Washington in April, 2006, and that the administration was considering inviting China, India and Brazil to attend.[5]

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G8 Finance Ministers Meeting III, St. Petersburg: June, 2006

On January 18, 2006, Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin stated that the second meeting of the G8 Finance Ministers will be held in June, 2006 in St. Petersburg.[6]

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Notes

[1] Market News International (February 8, 2006), "G7 Deputy FinMins to Meet Without Russians in London Thurs-FT."

[2] RIA Novosti (February 13, 2006), "G8 to discuss pilot project to fight infectious diseases April."

[3] RIA Novosti (February 13, 2006), "G8 to discuss pilot project to fight infectious diseases April."

[4] Romanenkova, Veronica (February 13, 2006), "G8 finance ministers to approve project of disease control (ADDS)."

[5] Dolan, Mike (January 18, 2006), "Adams: Asian FX push consistent with strong dollar," Reuters.

[6] RIA Novosti (January 18, 2006), "G8 foreign ministers to meet in Moscow in June."

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January 16, 2006
January 23, 2006
January 30, 2006
February 6, 2006


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