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Russia, Canada G8 sherpas discuss upcoming summit

01.01.70

OTTAWA, April 11 (Itar-Tass) - Russias G8 Sherpa Igor Shuvalov has met here with Canadian G8 Sherpa Peter Harder, as well as with representatives of Canadian business circles and nongovernmental organizations to discuss Russias priorities at the upcoming G8 summit in St. Petersburg.

Russias priorities at the summit it hosts in July are energy security, fight against infectious diseases and education. Shuvalov, who is Russian presidents aide, met with Canadian businessmen whose interests are concentrated in the energy sector, including gas and oil production, power industry and atomic industry.

Round-table discussions with activists from Canadian nongovernmental organizations were organized as a video link, in which nongovernmental organizations from the capital, as well as from Montreal, Toronto and Calgary participated.

Talks in Canada have demonstrated that the stances of the two countries as concerns the agenda of the St. Petersburg summit coincide.

Expert opinion

Halter Marek

02.12.06

Halter Marek
Le College de France
Olivier Giscard dEstaing

02.12.06

Olivier Giscard dEstaing
COPAM, France
Mika Ohbayashi

02.12.06

Mika Ohbayashi
Institute for Sustainable Energy Poliy
Bill Pace

02.12.06

Bill Pace
World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy
Peter I. Hajnal

01.12.06

Peter I. Hajnal
Toronto University, G8 Research Group