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As you know, seven documents were approved in the course of the three-day event: the G-8 Declaration on Responsible Leadership for a Sustainable Future, the G-8 Declaration against Terrorism, the G-8 L’Aquila Declaration on Non-Proliferation, the joint Declaration on Promoting the Global Agenda, the Major Economies Forum Declaration on energy and the climate, the G-8/Africa Declaration on a Strengthened G-8/Africa Partnership on Water and Basic Sanitary Conditions and the joint Declaration on Global Food Security known as “L’Aquila Food Security Initiative”.
The documents can be consulted on the website: www.g8italia2009.it.
I would highly appreciate it if the Secretariat would kindly arrange for the present letter and its annex to be circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under agenda item 44, and of the Security Council.
G-8 leaders discussed the interlinked challenges of the economic crisis, poverty, climate change and international political issues. They shared a vision of a world economy that is open, innovative, sustainable and fair.
On 8 July G-8 leaders met to discuss the world economy, development, climate change and international political issues. From 9 July they were joined by Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa, establishing a structured and continued dialogue on a broad range of global issues. Egypt was also invited to participate in the meeting. Discussions progressed with the participation of heads of international organizations; all other members of the Major Economies Forum joined them to address trade and climate change. African leaders and G-8 partners discussed the implications of the crisis for Africa. Finally, in a broader format, leaders tackled the issue of food security.
. Looking forward to a comprehensive peace between Israel and all its neighbours, the leaders reiterated their full support to the two-State solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and urged the parties to rapidly resume direct negotiations. They also called on them to fulfil their obligations under the road map. G-8 leaders remained engaged to fully support the Palestinian Authority including, once a peace agreement is reached, through the launching of an ambitious and comprehensive plan that would develop infrastructure and foster economic activities in the future Palestinian State.