UK’s Northern Ireland gears up for G-8 summit

The 39th G8 summit will be held in the United Kingdom’s Northern Ireland on June 17-18, 2013.

  • The Group of Eight (G8) is a group made up of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • Initially the group had only 6 member Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and United States were the initial member countries and it was then known as G6 or group of six.
  • Russia is the country to last join the group in 1997, making it G-8 from G-7.



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