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The G8 Foreign Ministers have met annually in the fall, since 1984, in New York, around the time of the opening of the UN General Assembly. No documents are released by these meetings. Starting in 1998, the Foreign Ministers have met about a week prior to the leaders' Summit and have also met several times to deal with major issues such as the Kosovo crisis.

April 2015
G7 foreign ministers' meeting

September 25, 2014
G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting, New York
  - G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Ukraine, September 25
  - G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Ebola
  - G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement, Joint Action to Fight the Terrorist Organisation ISIL/DAESH

April 10-11, 2013
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Aylesbury, London, England
  - G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting Statement, April 11, 2013 [Version française]
  - Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, April 11, 2013 [Version française]
  - Comments by William Hague, British Foreign Secretary, April 11, 2013
William Hague's statement to Parliament on the G8 foreign ministers meeting, April 15, 2013
Progress report by William Hague, British foreign secretary, March 14, 2013

April 11-12, 2012
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Washingon DC
Chair's Statement, April 12
  - Outcomes of Meeting of the Deauville Partnership with Arab Countries in Transition
  - Statement by the Deauville Partnership With Arab Countries in Transition on Open International Investment, April 12
  - Chairs' Statement by Jordan and the United States on the April 11-12, 2012 Meeting
     of the Deauville Partnership with Arab Countries in Transition: Integration Pillar, April 12
  - Agreed Summary: Initial Meeting on Building a New Trade and Investment Partnership, April 12
Closing remarks by Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State, April 12

May 27, 2011
G8 Foreign Ministers Statement on Sudan [English] [French]

March 14-15, 2011
G8 foreign ministers, Paris, France
Dossier (en français) [PDF]
Chair's Summary [English] [Français]
Statement on Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention [English] [Français]

January 25, 2011
G8 foreign ministers statement on terrorist attack in Moscow [English] [Français]

January 12-13, 2011
Forum for the Future, Doha, Qatar

January 12, 2011
G8 foreign ministers statement on terrorist attacks [English] [Français]

March 29-30, 2010
G8 foreign ministers, Gatineau, Quebec
  - G8 Foreign Ministers Condemn Moscow Terrorist Attacks, March 29, 2010
  - G8 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Afghanistan, March 29, 2010
  - G8 Foreign Ministers Announce Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region Prosperity Initiative,
     March 29, 2010
  - G8 Foreign Ministers Statement on Nuclear Non-proliferation, Disarmament and Peaceful
     Uses of Nuclear Energy
, March 30, 2010
Other documents:
  - Canadian Chair's Statement, March 30, 2010
  - Statement by Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, March 30, 2010
  - G8 Foreign Ministers Tackle Key Global Peace and Security Challenges
     at Gatineau Meeting
, March 30, 2010
  - A Safer World for All: The Gatineau G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, statement by
     Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, March 20, 2010
  - Backgrounders (March 29, 2010): Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region Prosperity Initiative |
      Afghanistan and Pakistan | Non-proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament | Security and Vulnerabilities

November 3, 2009
G8 foreign ministers statement on the Afghanistan presidential election [HTML] [PDF]

September 23, 2009
G8 foreign ministers, New York

June 25-27, 2009
G8 foreign ministers, Trieste, Italy
  - Chair's statement, June 26, 2009
  - Statement of G8 Foreign Ministers and the Foreign Ministers of Afghanistan and Pakistan, June 26, 2009
  - Chair Statement on Afghanistan and Regional Dimension, June 27, 2009

April 25, 2009
G8 foreign ministers issue statement on Sri Lanka

August 27, 2008
G7 Foreign Ministers Statement on Georgia

June 26-27, 2008
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Kyoto
  - Chair's Statement
  - Statement on Afghanistan, June 26, 2008
  - Statement on Zimbabwe, June 27, 2008

April 17, 2008
G8 Foreign Ministers Statement on Zimbabwe [HTML] [PDF]

September 26, 2007
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, New York

May 30, 2007
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Potsdam
  - Chair's statement [HTML] [PDF]
  - Joint Statement on the G8 Afghanistan-Pakistan Initiative [HTML] [PDF]
  - Declaration on the Rule of Law [HTML] [PDF]
 - See prospective agenda compiled by the G8 Research Group

June 29, 2006
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Moscow
  - Chairman's statement
  - Press conference
See prospective agenda compiled by the G8 Research Group

September 19, 2005
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, New York

June 23, 2005
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, London
  - Chair's Statement, June 23, 2005 [English] [Français]
  - Statement on Afghanistan, June 23, 2005 [English] [Français]
Transcript of Press Conference, June 23, 2005
Interview of Jack Straw and Abdullah Abdullah of Afghanistan, June 23, 2005
Interview of Jack Straw and Jim Wolfensohn, June 23, 2005

May 22-23, 2003
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Paris
Summary of the G8 Presidency

September 24, 2004
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, New York
Chairmen's Statement, September 24, 2004
Statement by John Snow, U.S. Treasury Secretary, September 24, 2004
Press availability with Colin Powell, U.S. Secretary of State, and Mohamed Ben Issa, Moroccan Foreign Minister, on the Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative, September 24

May 14, 2004
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Washington
Chair’s Introduction and Press Conference, May 14, 2004 [HTML]

May 22-23, 2003
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Paris
Summary of the G8 Presidency

October 25, 2002
Statement by G8 Foreign Ministers in Connection with Terrorist Hostage Taking in Moscow

September 12, 2002
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, New York City

June 12-13, 2002
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia
  - Canadian Chair's Statement
  - G8 Initiative on Conflict and Development
  - G8 Conflict Prevention: Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration
  - G8 Recommendations on Counter-Terrorism
  - Statement on Afghanistan
  - Progress Report on the Fight Against Terrorism
Unofficial Notes on the Media Briefing with Bill Graham, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada
Unofficial Notes on the Joint Press Briefing with the G8 Foreign Ministers

May 31, 2002
G8 Foreign Ministers' Statement on India and Pakistan

December 28, 2001
G8 Foreign Ministers' Statement on India and Pakistan

November 26, 2001
G8 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Afghanistan

July 18-19, 2001
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Rome
  - Conclusions of the meeting of the G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting
  - Attachment 1: Progress on the Miyazaki Initiatives
  - Attachment 2: G8 Roma Initiatives on Conflict Prevention
  - Statement on Middle East

February 16-17, 2001
G8 Foreign Affairs Sous-Sherpas Meeting, Rome

July 12-13, 2000
G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Miyazaki, Japan
  - Statement of the G8 Foreign Ministers
  - G8 Miyazaki Initiatives for Conflict Prevention
  - Statement of the Meeting between the G8 Foreign Ministers, the Delegation of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Troika, and the Group of 77

December 16-17, 1999
G8 Foreign Ministers, Berlin
Conclusions
G8 Chairman's Statement

June 9-10, 1999
G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Köln, Germany
Conclusions
Statement from Joint Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the G8 and the Non-Aligned Movement, "Gürzenich" Cologne, 10 June 1999
Proposals of the G 8 Presidency in the Light of the Discussions on Civilian Implementation in Kosovo, Gürzenich/Cologne, 10 June 1999

June 7-8, 1999
G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Köln, Germany
Press Conference: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and G8 Foreign Ministers, 8 June,

May 6, 1999
G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Bonn, Germany
Statement by the Chairman

September 24, 1998
G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, New York

June 12, 1998
G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, London
G8 Foreign Ministers Communiqué on Indian and Pakistani Nuclear Tests
Contact Group Joint Statement: Kosovo

May 9, 1998
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, London
G8 Action Programme on Forests

May 8-9, 1998
Joint G8 Foreign and Finance Ministers Meeting, London

September 1997
Foreign Ministers, New York

September 1996
Foreign Ministers, New York

November 10-11, 1995
Foreign Affairs Sous-Sherpas and UN Directors, Ottawa

October, 1995
Foreign Ministers, New York

April 14-15, 1993
Special Ministerial Meeting of Foreign and Finance Ministers, with the participation of Russia, Tokyo

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