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Briefing with Katherine Colonna, Spokesperson for France
Evian, June 1, 2003

Schedule for the Summit , June 1, 2, 3 2003
Unofficial Notes by the G8 Research Group

13:30 General Opening Meeting
Participants: Enlarged dialogue (12 countries) including the UN, the IMF and other international institutions
Theme: Growth and Cooperation
The French Republic has shown the will to open the G8 to the rest of the world. This is an exceptional act on behalf of the French.) This is truly and exceptional meeting. It shows the desire of the G8 to open to others. All the states involved face common questions including how to maintain growth, how best to meet the needs of their citizens, how the environment can be protected, security issues and education. We – the French G8 – view such a meeting as a rarity. The heads will be alone so it should be a frank discussion. No statement will be issued. The G8 has everything to gain from opening up.)
Topics of discussion will include issues surrounding; civil society involvement; peace and security; environment and sustainable development
NOTE: There will be no communiqué or text released at the end of the meeting. The discussion intends to create an opportunity for leaders to discuss issues freely without media public constraints.

15:15 Meeting on NEPAD
Participants: The G8 countries and the UN Secretary General
The meeting on African development will represent important continuity from the Kananaskis Summit. The African appointees from G8 countries will present a report to the heads of state regarding the situation. The existing plan of action will be revised.
They will take stock of the G8 Action Plan including prospects for ODA, agriculture. security and water. The G8 believe that it is important to give priority to Africa.

Monday 2 June
9:30 a.m. morning meetings
G8 country representatives
Theme: Economics Discussion
Topics of discussion include: the international economic situation – the G8 want this to be stressed; trade-related issues including Cancun; responsible market economy, including principles of social corporate responsibility; debt alleviation; social rights; the environment; and prevention of and response to financial crisis.
The French Republic urges the topic of economic growth to be stressed, where the goal of this session is to deliver a strong message of confidence in order to promote economic growth. Evian must send a message of confidence on the world economy.

Lunch Meeting
G8 country representatives
Theme: Political Issues
Topics of discussion will include terrorism, proliferation of weapons and weapons of mass destruction, and regional issues: peace in the Middle East, recent Iraq war followup, and North Korea.
President Bush leaves the Summit after lunch

16:00 Meeting
G8 country representatives
Theme: Solidarity and Sustainable Development
Topics of discussion include debt, African development, solidarity in African issues, development aid (ODA) – with EU assistance and financial investments, water and sanitation issues (environment), encouraging private funding for development (conditions required by the private sector, hunger, famine plan.

Tuesday, June 3
Morning Meeting – Closing Session
G8 country representatives
Theme: Concluding remarks on the G8 Summit, Political declaration. Working meeting in which Chirac will finalize statement with others.
It is expected that there will be 15 documents. They will be released as they are agreed. The first is expected this morning.

Sunday June 1, 2003
Morning Meeting (before Summit begins)
President Chirac meets with Chinese leader
Daytime Meetings
President Chirac meets with Mexican leader
President Chirac meets with Saudi Arabian leader

Monday June 2, 2003
Bilateral 11:30
President Chirac Meets with President Bush
Bilateral 12:30
President Chirac Meets with Putin
Bilateral 13:30
President Chirac Meets with Chrétien

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