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G8 Summit round-up

Learn more about the UK's G8 Summit 2013 in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland.

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G8 leaders family photo
G8 leaders pose for the family photo at Lough Erne

The G8 Summit took place on 17 – 18 June 2013.

Catch up with all the events from the summit:

Key events and announcements

The Prime Minister arrived in Lough Erne on Sunday night (16 June).

G8 leaders arrived on Monday morning (17 June). View arrival photos on Flickr and video on YouTube.

The EU and US agreed to launch negotiations on a trade deal worth £10 billion to the UK. View infographic on EU-US trade agreement.

Leaders attended bilaterals in the afternoon. A global economy working session was held in the evening and a communiqué was issued.

Tuesday (18 June) began with working sessions, including one on counter-terrorism, followed by a family photo. Communiqués, action plans and the Lough Erne declaration were issued.

At the end of the summit, the 2013 Lough Erne G8 leaders’ communiqué was issued, setting out the commitments made by the G8 leaders.

After the summit, the Prime Minister made a statement in the House of Commons.

What is the G8?

The G8 is a forum that brings together 8 global leaders to address international issues and tackle the most pressing global challenges. Find out more about the G8.

The Presidency of the G8 rotates each calendar year. The UK holds the Presidency throughout 2013. Read about:

Published 17 June 2013
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