Written by Staff Writer
08 Jun, 2015 | 7:09 pm
G7 leaders met with heads of state and government of African countries in Bavaria on Monday June 8 in an attempt to “support African countries in their reform efforts,” according to the German government, hosts of the summit.
The discussions, known as the G7 outreach meeting, took place as the G7 summit entered its second and final day in the resort of Kruen in the German Alps.
According to a German government news release: “The G7 want to support African countries in their reform efforts and thereby strengthen peace and security, growth and sustainable development in Africa”.
“The G7 countries will therefore engage in dialogue with their guests on the common challenges they face and the priority issues for the G7,” the statement added.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde was among the participants of the meeting as were United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.
The closed-door discussions were led by this year’s G7 host, German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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